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Cooling centers throughout West Michigan offer relief from the heat

Posted: 5:54 AM, Jul 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-20 08:30:36-04

WEST MICHIGAN - Dangerously hot temps are pushing a handful of cities to open cooling centers to keep families safe.

ALBION: opening four centers to help families escape the heat:

1.) The District Library

2.) Forks Senior Center

3.) City Hall

4.) Tractor Supply Company

BATTLE CREEK: has three cooling centers will offer safety:

1.) Willard Beach will continue free admission on Saturday.

2.) Kellogg Arena will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

3.) Second Missionary Baptist Church will be open 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

KALAMAZOO: opening a cooling center located in the Douglas Community Center located at 1000 W. Patterson to help keep the public cool.

SOUTH HAVEN: opening their doors at the Bronson Wellness Center to keep families safe during this heat wave.

GRAND RAPIDS: Mel Trotter is acting as a 24-hour cooling center with cold water at every entrance.

JENISON: Rosewood Church on 28th will be open at 10 a.m. with free coffee and air conditioning.

BELDING: Grattan Fire station will be open as a cooling station with water and showers also available.

HOLLAND: has a handful of stations to cool off at during these soaring temperatures.

1.)  Holland Rescue Mission (166 S. River Ave & 356 Fairbanks) Thursday - Sunday, 8 am - 7 pm

2.) Herrick District Library (300 S. River Ave.) Thursday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm

3.) Holland Civic Center Place (150 W. 8th St.) Thursday - Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm

4.) You can also cool off at Bouws Pool (365 Fairbanks Ave) Wednesday - Sunday, Noon - 8 pm

IONIA: Krafty Kitchen Creations will also be opening their doors from noon until 6 pm, offering relief in the form of bottled water and air conditioning.