Atlanta to Open Cooling Center to Help Residents Beat the Heat This Weekend

June 14, 2024
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🌞 The Gist: Atlanta is opening a cooling center at Selena Butler Park and Recreation Center this weekend to help residents escape the rising temperatures.

🏒 The Details: As summer temperatures soar, Atlanta is stepping up to keep its residents cool. The city will open a cooling center at Selena Butler Park and Recreation Center, located at 98 WM Holmes Borders Dr SE. The center will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16.

πŸ’§ By The Numbers:

  • Dates: June 15-16, 2024
  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: 98 WM Holmes Borders Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • Amenities: Free water for all visitors

πŸ”‘ Why It Matters: For Atlanta residents, especially those without reliable access to air conditioning, these cooling centers provide a crucial respite from dangerous heat. They offer a safe, cool environment and access to water, helping prevent heat-related illnesses.

πŸ“… What’s Next?: If the heatwave continues, Atlanta officials are considering extending the cooling center’s hours and opening additional centers across the city. Stay tuned for updates on locations and operating hours.

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