LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As temperatures are expected to reach near 100 degrees this week, some Kentuckiana organizations are working to keep the community cool.
The Salvation Army plans to open cooling centers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Their location on Green Valley Road in New Albany and the thrift store on Little League Boulevard in Clarksville are both designated centers.
They will have cold water and air conditioning for anyone needing to escape the oppressive heat.
Personal risks connected to heat waves the release mentions include:
- Heat cramps
- Heat exhaustion
- Heat/sun stroke symptoms
To prevent risks from excessive heat, the mayor suggested:
- Seek air conditioning
- Avoid strenuous activities
- Wear light-weight, light-colored clothing
- Check on everyone
- Drink fluids
- Never leave pets or people alone in cars