Friday, June 29 2012 12:20 AM EDT2012-06-29 04:20:28 GMT
Temperatures are on the rise across Georgia, and it's important that residents be able to recognize a heat-related health issue from the start.
Temperatures are on the rise across Georgia, and it's important that residents be able to recognize a heat-related health issue from the start. Here are some things you should know about heat-related illness from the Red Cross
For those who don't have air conditioning, the heat we're currently experiencing is more than just uncomfortable. It's dangerous, and that's why you'll find several cooling stations open around the area to help those without AC find some relief. CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH JUSTIN GRAY'S REPORT. As temperatures soar this weekend, cooling stations will open around
metro Atlanta for those who need a place to get out of the heat. Find
one near you here.
City of Atlanta: Cooling stations will be open this weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a possible opening on Monday depending on the weather conditions. The cooling stations are located at:
Adamsville 3201 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 (404) 505-3181
J. C. Burdine 215 Lakewood Way, S.E Atlanta, Georgia 30315 (404) 658-7855
DeKalb County: When temperatures peak, residents can seek shelter at the following DeKalb County recreation centers: Exchange, Lynwood, Midway, and Redan, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shelter is also available at the following public regional library branches: Chamblee, Tucker-Reid H. Cofer, Hairston-Crossing, and Salem Panola. These branches are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday.
Fulton County: Fulton County's Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Aging is opening Cooling Centers on Friday, June 29, 2012 to seniors in need of a cooler environment to ensure their health and safety during days when temperatures are expected to rise as high as 100 degrees or more.
The four Senior Multipurpose facilities will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to seniors living in Fulton County. Any residents without air conditioning are urged to visit one of the four Senior Multipurpose Facilities. Additionally, Neighborhood Senior facilities will be available between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during dangerously high temperatures. For a listing of Senior Multipurpose Facilities and Neighborhood Senior Centers, residents can call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000 or they may visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/divisions-and-programs/office-of-aging.
Salvation Army Heat Relief Locations: Open Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Salvation Army Lawrenceville Corps 3455 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30044 The Salvation Army Peachcrest Corps 3500 Sherrydale Lane, Decatur, GA 30032
1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE Atlanta, GA 30306
Main Number: (404) 875-5555 News Tips: (404) 898-0100