Northeast Ohio communities open cooling centers ahead of dangerous heat index temperatures (list)

Northeast Ohio communities open cooling centers ahead of dangerous heat index temperatures (list)
Heat wave starts Thursday and it could break a record! (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An excessive heat watch is in effect for Northeast Ohio ahead of heat index temperatures that could reach 110 degrees this week.

In anticipation of the dangerous temperatures, cooling centers are being opened throughout Northeast Ohio.


Akron

(The four cooling centers will be open July 18 to July 20 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.)

  • Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton Street, Akron
  • Mason Park Community Center, 700 East Exchange Street, Akron
  • Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Avenue, Akron
  • Summit Lake Community Center, 380 West Crosier Street, Akron

Beachwood

Cooling center will be open on Friday, July 19 until 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • City of Beachwood’s Community Center, 25325 Fairmount Boulevard, Beachwood

Cleveland

The city of Cleveland extended the hours for eight neighborhood recreation centers to 11 p.m. that will serve as cooling centers through Saturday.

Oak Street Health locations will serve as cooling centers for relief from the heat between July 17 and July 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Westown, 10688 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland
  • Glenville, 10553 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland
  • Lee Harvard, 16888 Harvard Avenue, Cleveland

Medina

Cooling center will be opened from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina

Portage County

Cooling centers will be open Friday, July 19 through Saturday, July 20.

  • Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., Kent
    • Friday, July 19 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 20 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St, Ravenna
    • Friday, July 19 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 20 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Aurora Memorial Library, 115 E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora
    • Friday, July 19 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 20 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pierce Library, 8990 Kirby Lane, Streetsboro
    • Friday, July 19 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 20 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Garrettsville Library, 10482 South St., Garrettsville
    • Friday, July 19 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 20 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Randolph Library, 1639 State Route 44, Randolph
    • Friday, July 19 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 20 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Windham Library, 9005 Wilverne Dr., Windham
    • Friday, July 19 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 20 - CLOSED

Stow

  • Stow Community Center, 509 Graham Road, Stow
    • Saturday, July 20 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Willoughby Hills

  • Willoughby Hills Community Center, 35400 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills
    • Thursday, July 18 - 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday, July 19 - 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This story will be updated as more cooling centers open.

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