Cooling Centers to Open Across Etowah County

With dangerous levels of heat in the forecast, the
Gadsden-Etowah EMA has announced that a number of cooling centers will
open across the county.

Triple-digit heat indexes are expected starting Thursday and continuing
throughout the weekend, and this situation can be dangerous for people
outside or those without air conditioning.

The following cooling centers will be open:

Salvation Army, 1101 1st Ave., Gadsden.

Extended Hours Thursday through Saturday.

(Day guests are invited for supper at 5:00 p.m.  The overnight shelter
will still be open for clients but beds are limited.)

*Gadsden Public Library, all three locations

*Main Library, 254 S. College St., Gadsden.

Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Alabama City branch, 2700 W. Meighan Blvd., Gadsden.

Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
East Gadsden branch, 809 E. Broad St., Gadsden.

Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Freedom Center, 1601 W. Meighan Blvd., Gadsden.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday


Hokes Bluff Community Center, 5981 Gilliland St., Hokes Bluff.

* After 2:00 p.m., Thursday- Saturday. (Call City Hall at 256-492-2414 or
dispatch at 256-442-2312 for access)


*Family Success Center, 821 E Broad St, Gadsden.

*8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday.


Altoona Community Center, 3680 Main Street, Altoona

* 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday – Saturday (Call City Hall at 205-589-2311
for access)

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