Madison County opens cooling centers

Due to the unseasonably hot weather forecast today (Monday) and Tuesday, the United Way in coordination with other County Organizations Active in a Disaster (COAD) have opened Cooling Centers.
* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon temperatures in the lower to middle
  90s, with maximum afternoon heat index values around 105

* IMPACTS...The heat will lead to hazardous conditions
  particularly for the elderly, those with preexisting health
  conditions, and pets. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke is
The following centers have verified their participation:
Anderson Public Library – Monday -Thursday, 9:30AM – 8:00PM, Friday & Saturday, 9:30AM – 5:30PM, Sunday, 1 PM to 5 PM – 111 E. 12th Street, Anderson
Lapel Branch Library – Monday – Thursday, 12 PM – 8 PM, 610 Main St., Lapel
Salvation Army – Monday & Tuesday 9 AM – 3Pm.  1615 Meridian Street, Anderson, IN 46016
St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital – 12 PM – 8 PM, 2015 Jackson St., Anderson
Persons needing help from the heat should enter through the emergency room entrance.
St. Vincent Mercy Hospital – 1331 South A St., Elwood 24 hours a day, 7 days a week their lobby is open to those who need a place to escape the heat.
Community Hospital – 1515 N. Madison Avenue, Anderson
Citizens wishing to seek shelter from the heat at Community Hospital Anderson should enter through the Emergency Department entrance and check in with security in the lobby. The security officer will escort people to the designated area.
Christian Center – 625 N Main Street, Anderson
FYI – Cooling Center vs. Emergency Shelter
A cooling center is a drop-in area for residents to visit during hot temperatures.  No registration is required.  Typically, only seating is available.  An emergency shelter provides a temporary living space for an individual in need of emergency housing.  Registration is required.  Typically, sleeping areas and meals are provided.