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DETROIT (WWJ) – A Excessive Heat Warning is in effect in Southeast Michigan through Tuesday night as high temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s to around 100 degrees.

When temperatures rise above 90 degrees, everyone is at risk, but health officials say the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illness. Signs of heat-related illness include headache, dizziness, nausea, heavy sweating, confusion and pale or flushed skin. (Get hot weather tips here).

To provide a safe and cool way to protect individuals from the heat, the Detroit Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Library have cooling centers available that provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat.

BELOW IS A LIST OF COOLING CENTERS

Recreation Centers

Crowell Recreation Center Coleman A. Young Recreation Center
16630 Lahser 2751 Robert Bradby Dr.
Detroit, MI 48628 Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 628-2028 (313) 628-2039
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m

Farwell Recreation Center Patton Recreation Center
2781 E. Outer Drive 2301 Woodmere
Detroit, MI 48234 Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 628-2028 (313) 628-2001
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Detroit Public Libraries

Main Library
(313) 481-1300
5201 Woodward Avenue/Warren
T, W: Noon-8:00 p.m.
Th, F, Sa: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

Campbell Branch
(313) 481-1550
8733 W. Vernor
T, Th, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
M, W: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Chandler Park Branch
(313) 481-1560
12801 Harper
W: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Th: Noon – 8 p.m.
F: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(Second and fourth Fri. only)

Chaney Branch
(313) 481-1570
16101 Grand River/Greenfield
M, W, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
T, Th: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Chase Branch
(313) 481-1580
17731 W. Seven M./Southfield
M, W, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
T, Th: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Conely Branch
(313) 481-1590
4600 Martin/Michigan
M, W, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m
T, Th: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Edison Branch
(313) 481-1720
18400 Joy Rd./Southfield
T, Th, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
M, W: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Elmwood Park Branch
(313) 481-1730
550 Chene/Lafayette
M, W, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
T, Th: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Franklin Branch
(313) 481-1740
13651 E. McNichols/Gratiot
M, W, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
T, Th: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Hubbard Branch
(313) 481-1750
12929 W. McNichols/J. Couzens
T, Th, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
M, W: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Jefferson Branch
(313) 481-1760
12350 E. Outer Drive/E. Warren
T, Th, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
M, W: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Knapp Branch
(313) 481-1770
13330 Conant/E. Davison
T, Th, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 pm M, W: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Parkman Branch
(313) 481-1810
1766 Oakman Blvd./Linwood
T, Th, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
M, W: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Redford Branch
(313) 481-1820
21200 Grand River/W. McNichols
T, Th, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m
M, W: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sherwood Forest Branch
(313) 481-1840
7117 W. Seven Mile/Livernois
M, W, F: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
T, Th: Noon-8:00 p.m.

Skillman Branch
(313) 481-1850
121 Gratiot / Library
M, T, W, Th, F: 10:00-6:00

Wilder Branch
(313) 481-1870
7140 E. Seven Mile
W: Noon – 8 p.m.
Th: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
F: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(Second and fourth Fri. only)

For more information, you can contact the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Office of Emergency and Public Health Preparedness at (313) 876-4300.

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Canton: Canton’s Summit on the Park and Library are open for Canton residents to seek relief from the heat. Residents are asked to please sign in at their front desks.

Hours: Canton Public Library
1200 Canton Center Rd.
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday and Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
734-397-0999

Hours: Summit on the Parkway
46000 Summit Parkway
Hours: Monday thru Friday 5:30am – 10pm
Saturday 6am – 8pm
Sunday 7am – 8 pm
734-394-5460

Farmington Hills:  Residents who are adversely affected by the heat and do not have access to air conditioning are welcome to visit the Costick Center for temporary relief.  The Costick Center is open Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The Costick Center is located at 28600 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

Livonia: The City of Livonia is offering its Community Recreation Center as a cooling center for residents who may have a power outage or similar emergency during the extreme weather conditions. The Recreation Center is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Recreation Center is prepared to provide a temporary place to stay for those Livonia residents who confirm that they live in the City.

City of Wayne:  Wayne Community Center 4635 Howe Road – OPEN 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Swimming passes available during pool hours.
Wayne Towers for SENIORS ONLY 35200 Sims – OPEN 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Romulus: The Romulus Senior Center is the designated “cooling center” for the City of Romulus. Located at 36525 Bibbins at Shook, the center will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reach the center by telephone, call (734) 955-4120.

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Dearborn: Dearborn welcomes people who want to cool off in the city’s public buildings during regular business hours.

• Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave. : Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

• Bryant Branch Library, 22100 Michigan Ave., and Esper Branch Library, 12929 W. Warren Ave.  Remaining business hours this week: Thursday and Friday 12:30 p.m..-5:30 p.m.

Westland: Bottled water will be provided to help keep residents cool.

William P. Faust Public Library – (Open Tuesday Only) – 6123 Central City Parkway – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dorsey Center – 32715 Dorsey – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friendship Center – 1119 N. Newburgh–9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday. More info at www.cityofwestland.com.

Washtenaw County: Residents are welcome to cool off at the County Human Services building or area public libraries during business hours. The County Human Services building is located at 555 Towner in Ypsilanti. Drinking water will be provided in the atrium area. Call (734) 481-2000 or (855) 444-3911 to make sure the building is open.  Public libraries may also be open. Check this link for more details.

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