Eaton Co. offering cooling centers to beat the heat

Cooling centers opening because of warm weather across mid-Michigan. (MGN)
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EATON COUNTY, MI (WILX) - Eaton County is also offering a place to keep cool during the hot temperatures expected over the next few days.

The cooling centers are listed below, and will be open from Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20.

Capital Area Community Services
1370 N. Clinton Tr., Charlotte, MI
Open 8 am – 4:30 pm

Delta Township District Library
5130 Davenport Dr., Lansing, MI
Open 10 am – 8 pm
Monday- Thursday
Open 10 am - 6 pm
Open 10 am - 4 pm

Delta Township Enrichment Center
4538 Elizabeth Rd., Lansing, MI
Open 10 am – 3 pm
Monday – Friday

Eaton Rapids Medical Center
1500 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids, MI
Open 24 hours

Grand Ledge City Hall
300-310 Greenwood St., Grand Ledge, MI
Open 8 am – 5 pm

Lansing Mall
5330 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI
Open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 9 pm
Open Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Meijer (Delta Township)
5125 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI
Open 24 Hours

Meijer (Charlotte)
1167 E. Clinton Trl, Charlotte, MI
Open 24 hours

Mt. Hope Church
202 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing, MI
Open 9 am – 5 pm

1680 Packard Hwy., Charlotte, MI
Open 24 hours

If you are at home and need a ride to get to a cooling center, you can call 211.

Or, if staying home is your plan, stay cool by staying in the AC. Consumers Energy is offering tips on how to keep your home cool here.

Other tips to survive the hot temps are:
• Drink more fluids and avoid liquids with large amounts of sugar and alcohol.
• Limit outdoor activities to when it’s coolest in the morning and evening.
• Spend time indoors in air conditioning.
• Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.
• Wear sunscreen, as sunburn affects a body’s ability to cool down.

And don't forget about your pets...they can experience heat exhaustion. Know the signs by clicking here.

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