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:
Glen Carbon Police Department – Community Room
149 N. Main
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Glen Carbon Centennial Library
198 S. Main
Monday — Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday — Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weinheimer Community Center
1100 Main St.
Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Keasler Recreation Complex
615 Third Street
Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
East Alton Ice Arena
631 Lewis & Clark Blvd.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Bethalto Village Hall
213 North Prairie
9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
*Open to Village residents only
157 N. Main Street
Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Godfrey Village Hall
6810 Godfrey Road
GodfreyMonday — Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.