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Heat warning remains in place, cooling areas opened


ST. LOUIS – An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.

Dangerously high heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees will continue through late Tuesday afternoon, primarily in the more urbanized portions of the warning area.

The effects of high heat are cumulative. Highest heat index values of 105 to 108 are forecast Tuesday afternoon. Several days of heat index values above 104 can be just as dangerous as one or two days of higher heat index values. Each day excessive heat continues will put additional stress on the body.

It is important that residents in the warning area use precautionary measures regarding the heat. Use air conditioning in your house or apartment if it is working correctly. If you do not have air conditioning keep your house or apartment ventilated with fans, try to spend some time in an area that has air conditioning.

Check on family, friends, neighbors and the elderly. Call and knock on doors to make sure they are dealing with the heat appropriately. Check on pets, do not leave them outside for long periods of time and make sure they have plenty of water.

Limit outside recreational and work activities. If you have to be outside, avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged exposure to the sun. Drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated.

Cooling centers, buildings where residents who do not have air conditioning can cool off, are spread throughout the St. Louis area at these locations:

Affton White Rodgers Community 9801 MacKenzie 63123 314-544-5100
Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arnold Senior Center 1695 Missouri State Rd 63010 636-296-0475
Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SENIORS ONLY

Baden Library 8448 Church Rd 63147 314-388-2400
Mon & Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues-Thurs Noon-7 p.m. Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Barr Branch Library 1701 S Jefferson Ave 63104 314-771-7040
Mon & Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues-Fri Noon-7 p.m.

Bevo Senior Center 4705 Ridgewood Ave 63116 314-352-0141
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Brentwood Recreational Complex 2505 S Brentwood Blvd 63144 314-963-8689
Mon-Fri 6-10 p.m.

Bridgeton Senior Center 4201 Fee Fee Rd 63044 314-739-5572
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Buder Library 4401 Hampton Ave 63109 314-352-2900
Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 1-5 p.m.

Cabanne Library 1106 Union Blvd 63113 314-367-0717
Mon & Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues-Thurs Noon-7 p.m. Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Carondelet Library 6800 Michigan Ave 63111 314-752-9224
Mon & Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues-Thurs Noon-7 p.m. Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Carondelet Senior Center 6518 Michigan Ave 63111 314-664-1008
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Carpenter Library 3309 S Grand Blvd 63118 314-772-6586
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Chouteau Township Hall 906 Thorngate Dr 62040 618-931-0360
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Clyde Jordan Senior Center 6755 State St 62203 618-293-6700
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Collinsville Senior Center 420 E Main St 62234 618-344-7787
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

County Seat Senior Center 1329 N Union 63084 636-583-5432
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Divoll Library 4234 N Grand Ave 63107 314-534-0313
Mon & Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues-Fri Noon-7 p.m.

Elsberry Nutrition Center 206 N 3rd 63343 573-898-2296
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Faith Countyside Homes 1331 26th St 62249 618-651-3290
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Father Tolton Center Senior Program 1018 Baden Ave 63147 314-385-3445
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Five Star Senior Center 2832 Arsenal 63118 314-664-1008
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gerald Senior Center 731 S Main 63037 573-764-2256
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Godfrey Village Halle 6810 Godfrey Rd 62035 618-466-3324
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wesley House Senior Center 4507 Lee 63115 314-385-1000
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

West County Senior Center 14535 Manchester Rd 63011 636-227-3882
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Winco Senior Center 225 E Elm St 63389 636-668-8448
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

For additional information, contact Harold Bailey at baileyh@stlouiscity.com or 314-657-1568.


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