Centers available in East Lansing to stay cool

Cooling centers opening because of warm weather across mid-Michigan. (MGN)
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EAST LANSING, MI (WILX) - If you're in East Lansing and need to take a break from the heat, the city has set up designated areas as cooling centers.

The centers will be open from July 18 through Saturday, July 20.

The cooling centers are a result of the forecasted heat index that is expected to make the temps feel closer to 100 degrees.

If you can't make it to a cooling center, try to stay out of the sun, especially during peak hours, and avoid strenuous activity.

Free rides are also available to cooling centers for those with physical or financial issues.

Just call 211 for assistance.

List of cooling centers for Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties:
AgroLiquid 3055 W M21 St Johns, MI Th-F: 8:30 - 4:30

Allen Neighborhood Center - Outreach Center 1611 E. Kalamazoo Street Lansing, MI Th: 9:00-5:00;
F: 9:00-2:00

American Legion Post 412 5480 Clark Rd Bath, MI Th-Sa: 12:00 - 9:00

Briggs Public Library (St. Johns) 108 East Railroad Street St. Johns, MI Th: 9:30 – 8:00;
F: 10:00 – 6:00

CACS Mason 218 East Maple Mason, MI Th – F: 8:00 – 4:30

Capital Area Comm Services - Eaton County 1370 N. Clinton Trail Charlotte, MI Th-F: 8:00 – 4:30

Capital Area Salvation Army 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI Th-F: 8:30 – 4:30

Cristo Rey Community Center 1717 N. High Street Lansing, MI Th-F: 8:00 – 5:00

East Lansing Public Library 950 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI Th: 10:00 – 9:00;
F-Sa: 10:00 - 6:00

Elsie United Methodist Church 160 W Main St Elsie, MI Th-Sa: 7:00a - 7:00p

First Congregational Church 100 Maple Ave St Johns, MI Th- Sa: 7:30 - 5:00

Foster Community Center 200 N. Foster Lansing, MI Th-F: 8:30 - 5:00

Gier Community Center 2400 Hall Street Lansing, MI Th-F: 8:30 - 5:00

Letts Community Center 1220 W. Kalamazoo Lansing, MI Th-F: 8:30 - 5:00

McLaren Greenlawn Campus 401 W. Greenlawn Avenue Lansing, MI Th-Sa: 11:00 – 6:00

McLaren Pennsylvania Campus 2727 Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI Th-Sa: 11:00 – 6:00

Meijer Locations All Greater Lansing locations Th-Sa: 24 Hours

Meridian Mall 1982 W. Grand River Avenue Okemos, MI F-Sa: 10:00 - 9:00

Schmitt Community Center 5825 Wise Road Lansing, MI Th-F: 8:30 - 5:00

Tri-County Office On Aging 5303 S. Cedar St., Bldg 1 Lansing, MI Th-F: 8:00 – 5:00

Walmart - Charlotte Location Only 1680 Packard Hwy Charlotte, MI F-Sa: 24 Hours

Also, remember the following when trying to stay cool:
- Don’t leave a person or pet in a parked car, even for just a few moments.
- Make sure pets have plenty of water and a cool place to rest.
- Check in on friends or neighbors who may have trouble with the heat.
- While enjoying outdoor activities, drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol, wear light-colored clothing, avoid being in the sun for long periods of time and use plenty of sunscreen.

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