Find local cooling centers to keep from overheating

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MERIDIAN TWP., Mich. (WILX) - This weekend is going to be another hot one, with temperatures possibly reaching over 100. If you don't have a cool place to go to protect yourself from the high temperatures check this list for information about your local cooling centers.

CATA and other agencies will offer free rides to cooling centers in some cases - call 2-1-1 to arrange one.

Ingham County

Free rides to cooling centers are offered to those with physical and financial need through CATA, Clinton Area Transit, and EATRAN, during their normal hours of operation. To find out if you qualify call 211.

Weekday Cooling Centers - 6/29/18

Advent House
Location: 743 N. Martin Luther King Lansing, MI, 48915
Hours: M-F 9:00a – 4:00p

Allen Neighborhood Center
Location: 1619 E. Kalamazoo Street Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-Th: 9:00-5:00; F: 9:00-1:00

CACS Mason
Location: 218 East Maple Mason, MI, 48854
Hours: M – F: 8:00 – 4:30

Capital Area Comm Services - Eaton County
Location: 1370 N. Clinton Trail Charlotte, MI, 48813
Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 4:30

Capital Area Salvation Army
Location: 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-F: 8:30 – 4:30

Charlotte-City Hall
Location: 111 E. Lawrence Street Charlotte, MI, 48813
Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 5:00

Clinton Co Sr Citizen Drop-In Center
Location: 201 E. Walker Street St. John, MI 48879
Hours: M,W & F: 9:00 – 3:00

Cristo Rey Community Center
Location: 1717 N. High Street Lansing, MI, 48906
Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 5:00

Dansville Library
Location: 1379 East Mason Street Dansville, MI 48819
Hours: M & W: 3:00 – 7:00; T & Th: 11:00 – 6:00; F: 3:00-6:00; Sa: 10:00 – 2:00

East Lansing Public Library
Location: 950 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI, 48823
Hours: M-Th: 10:00 – 9:00; F: 10:00 - 6:00

Eaton Area Senior Center
Location: 804 S. Cochran Charlotte, MI, 48813
Hours: M-F: 9:00 – 4:00 Lansing, MI, 48912

Foster Community Center
Location: 200 N. Foster
Hours: F: 8:30 - 5:00
Pets are welcome if they are in a crate or on a leash.

Foster (Lansing Eastside) Library
Location: 200 North Foster Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-Th: 1:00 – 7:00; F-Sa: 1:00 – 5:00

Gier Community Center
Location: 2400 Hall Street Lansing, MI, 48906
Hours: F: 8:30 - 5:00

Haslett Library
Location: 1590 Franklin Street Haslett, MI, 48840
Hours: M-Th: 10:00 – 9:00; F-Sa: 10:00 – 7:00

Helping Hands Respite Care
Location: 201 Hillside Court East Lansing, MI, 48823
Hours: M-F: 9:00 – 5:00

Lansing Mall
Location: 5330 W. Saginaw Highway Lansing, MI
Hours: M – Sa: 10:00 – 9:00

Letts Community Center
Location: 1220 W. Kalamazoo Lansing, MI 48915
Hours: F: 8:30 - 5:00

Mason Library
Location: 145 West Ash Street Mason, Michigan 48854
Hours: M-Th: 11:00 – 8:00; F: 10:00 – 6:00; Sa: 10:00 – 5:00

McLaren Greenlawn Campus
Location: 401 W. Greenlawn Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-Su: 11:00 – 6:00

McLaren Pennsylvania Campus
Location: 2727 Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-Su: 11:00 – 6:00

Meijer Locations

Meridian Senior Center
Location: 4000 N Okemos Rd Okemos, MI, 48864
Hours: M-F 9:00 – 7:00

Onondaga Township Hall
Location: 3756 Baldwin Road Onondaga, MI, 49264
Hours: M: 9:00 – 5:00; T & Th: 9:00 – 12:00p; W: 1:00 – 5:00

South Side Comm Center
Location: 5825 Wise Road Lansing, MI, 48911
Hours: F: 8:30 - 5:00

Tri-County Office On Aging
Location: 5303 S. Cedar Lansing, MI, 48911-3800
Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 5:00
Pets are welcome

Watertown Charter Township
Location: 12803 S. Wacousta Road Grand Ledge, MI, 48837
Hours: M-F 9:00 – 5:00

Webberville Library
Location: 115 South Main Street Webberville, MI, 48892
Hours: M: 1:00 – 6:00; T & Th: 2:00-6:00; F: 2:00 – 6:00; W: 10:00 – 6:00; Sat: 10:00 – 2:00

Weekend Cooling Centers - 6/30/18 & 7/1/18

Capital Area Salvation Army
Location: 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: Sat & Sun: 8:30 - 4:30

Cristo Rey Community Center
Location: 1717 N. High Street Lansing, MI, 48906
Hours: Sat & Sun: 8:00 - 5:00

East Lansing Public Library
Location: 950 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI, 48823
Hours: Sa: 10:00a - 6:00p

Lansing Mall
Location: 5330 W. Saginaw Highway Lansing, MI
Hours: Sat: 10:00 – 9:00

McLaren Greenlawn Campus
Location: 401 W. Greenlawn Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: Sat & Sun: 11:00 – 6:00

McLaren Pennsylvania Campus
Location: 2727 Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: Sat & Sun: 11:00 – 6:00

Meijer locations
Sat & Sun: 24 Hours

Meridian Township

Meridian Township will have designated cooling centers over the weekend during their Celebrate Meridian Event.

The heat index this weekend is reading from 95 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Town Hall located at 5151 Marsh Road is a designated cooling center during the event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Meridian Mall will be available for cooling off from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 30.

“With heat indexes reaching into the 90’s, prolonged exposure could be dangerous. We want residents to be aware of designated Cooling Centers to escape from the heat,” stated Assistant Chief of Police Ken Plaga.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists these ways to stay cool during hot, hot temperatures:
• Wear loose fitting and lightweight clothing.
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
• Limit outdoor activity and move to indoor locations with air conditioning.
• Cut down on exercising during the heat.
• Do not leave children and pets in cars.
• Avoid hot and heavy meals.
• Walk your dog on the grass if possible.

“We are working hard to provide additional shade, fans, misting stations, water stations, and air-conditioned baby changing stations and nursing area, and water sprinklers for the 'Celebrate' event. We want everyone to be safe while enjoying the festival,” stated Director of Parks and Recreation LuAnn Maisner.