Detroit opens rec centers, libraries as cooling centers as temperatures climb

June 15, 2022, 9:14 AM

Heat index ("real feel") temperatures at noon Wednesday. (Graphic: Fox 2 News tweet)

With a weather forecast today and tomorrow promising punishing heat, the city of Detroit will open seven recreation centers and seven libraries as cooling centers for those whose health is threatened by extreme temperatures. 

Stay cool today, if you can. (File photo)

"Young children, older adults and those living with chronic medical conditions are especially vulnerable," Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair Razo says in a release. "The Detroit Health Department is working closely with Parks & Recreation Department to provide a safe space that is accessible to all residents."

The air-conditioned centers, listed here, aren't open overnight.

Sweltering heat is among the deadliest weather conditions. 

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