Cooling Centers Open throughout Madison County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2017

Cooling Centers Open throughout Madison County  

EDWARDSVILLE — As it heats up outside Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Todd Fulton wants to remind residents to stay cool. 

Fulton said people die from extreme heat and with temperatures this week in the high 90s and the heat index expected in the 100s the public needs to take precaution. 

“Heat related deaths and illnesses and preventable,” Fulton said. “People need to be aware of who is at the greatest risk and what can be done to prevent it.” 

He said cooling centers are available for residents throughout the county. 

“We encourage anyone without air-conditioning to seek shelter in a cool place at a public building or to stay with family or neighbors,” he said. 

Cooling centers offer air-conditioned relief during periods of extreme here or when an Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning is issued by the National Weather Service. 

Fulton encourages the residents to check on their senior relatives, friends and neighbors, and others whose health may be affected by extreme heat, to see if they are safe during the high temperature days. Churches and other organized groups are also encouraged to check-in on the well-being of their members. 

Fulton also encourages people to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. 

For energy saving ideas during the summer months, go to https://energy.gov/energysaver/spring-and-summer-energy-saving-tip

The EMA issued a list of cooling sites in Madison County: 

Village of Glen Carbon
Glen Carbon Police Department – Community Room
149 N. Main
Glen Carbon
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Glen Carbon Centennial Library
198 S. Main
Glen Carbon
Monday — Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday — Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Highland
Weinheimer Community Center
1100 Main St. 
Highland
Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Village of East Alton
Keasler Recreation Complex
615 Third Street
East Alton
Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
East Alton Ice Arena
631 Lewis & Clark Blvd.
East Alton
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Village of Bethalto
Bethalto Village Hall
213 North Prairie
Bethalto
9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
*Open to Village residents only

Madison County
Administration Building
157 N. Main Street
Edwardsville
Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Village of Godfrey
Godfrey Village Hall
6810 Godfrey Road
GodfreyMonday — Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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