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High Temps Prompt Cooling Centers To Open

Sky over Greater Lansing Area
Ray Garcia
Sky Over Greater Lansing Area

With temperatures rising above 95 degrees this week, cooling centers will be open in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties. 

According to the city of Lansing, the following cooling centers will be open July 18-July 20.


-American Legion Post 412, 5480 Clark Rd.


-Capital Area Comm. Services - Eaton County, 1370 N. Clinton Trail

-Walmart - Charlotte Location Only, 1680 Packard Highway


-East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road


-Jackson Transit Authority Transfer Center, 127 W. Cortland St.

-Martin Luther King Community Center, 1107 Adrian St.

-Lifeways Community Mental Health, 1200 N. West Ave.

-Jackson District Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave.

-Jackson County Dept. on Aging, 1715 Lansing Ave.


-Allen Neighborhood Center - Outreach Center, 1611 E. Kalamazoo St.

-Capital Area Salvation Army, 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

-Capitol Area District Library, 401 S Capitol Ave.

-Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St.

-Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster

-Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St.

-Letts Community Center, 1220 W. Kalamazoo

-McLaren Greenlawn Campus, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave.

-McLarren Pennsylvania Campus, 2727 Pennsylvania Avenue

-Meijer, all Greater Lansing locations.

-Schmitt Community Center, 5825 Wise Rd.

-Tri-County Office On Aging, 5303 S. Cedar St., Bldg. 1


-CACS Mason, 218 East Maple


-Meridian Mall, 1982 W. Grand River Ave.


-AgroLiquid, 3055 W. M21

-Briggs Public Library, 108 East Railroad St.

-First Congregational Church, 100 Maple Ave.

Credit National Weather Service

The safety of everyone is important and the city wants to keep people out of the heat as long as possible, said Director for Human Relations and Community Services Joan Jackson Johnson.

“The homeless shelters will all have extended time where people can remain at those shelters when necessary to make sure that they are out of the elements,” said Jackson Johnson. 

She recommend people stay hydrated and to check on their neighbors and the elderly if it gets too hot. 

“We also encourage people to contact two-one-one for additional information in terms of what’s available in the community,” said Jackson Johnson.

Bottled water will be available at many of the cooling centers. The city often teams of up with Meijer and other stores to use their coolers and freezers to keep water cold.

Pets and animals are permitted at some locations but the city recommends calling beforehand as many cannot accommodate them. 

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