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Cooling centers open in Jackson as temperatures rise

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Posted at 4:36 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 11:17:30-04

JACKSON, Mich. — With temperatures expected to rise over 90 degrees this week, the Jackson community is working to help those who need a relief from the heat.

The city of Jackson's two community centers and several other local organizations will be functioning as cooling centers during the heat wave and will be open to anyone who needs a place to cool off.

Here is a full list of the buildings that will be functioning as cooling centers:

Jackson Transit Authority- Transfer Center
127 W. Cortland St.
Monday-Friday 6am – 6 pm,
Sat. 10am- 6pm
517-783-6437

Martin Luther King Community Center
1107 Adrian St.
Any day when temperatures are forecasted to feel over 90 degrees
9am- 9pm
517-788-4067

Lifeways Community Mental Health
1200 N. West Ave.
Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm
517-789-1200

Jackson District Library-
Carnegie Branch
244 W. Michigan Ave.
Monday – Thursday
9am – 9pm, Friday 9am-6pm,
Saturday 10am-5pm
517-788-4087

Jackson County Department on Aging
1715 Lansing Ave.
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
517-788-4364

Boos Community Center
210 Gilbert St.
Tues. 3pm-4:30pm, Thurs. 3:30pm-5:15pm & Sat. 3:30pm-5:15pm
517-788-4064

The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) will also offer free bus rides to Jackson residents whose health is at risk during a heat emergency. All residents will have to do is request what's called a "hot ticket" at the JATA Transfer Center or at the cooling centers listed above.

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