Evansville Red Cross to Open Cooling Stations Wednesday – Mercury Expected to Top 100 This Week
Record high temperatures (105 degrees) and heat indices (110+) are heading for the Tri-state this week and the Evansville Chapter of the American Red Cross isn't taking any chances. To help beat the heat cooling stations across the tri-state will be open starting Wednesday.
The stations will be open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the following locations.
- Evansville – American Red Cross, 29 S. Stockwell Road
- Henderson – American Red Cross, 300 Center Street
- Owensboro – American Red Cross, 416 West 3rd Street
- Princeton – American Red Cross, 312 W. State Street
- Mt. Vernon – American Red Cross, 716 Locust Street, Room 133 (inside Hedges Central Elementary)
- Boonville – American Red Cross, 499 West State Road 62 (Tri-Cap Building)
- Washington, American Red Cross, 200 East Walnut Street (Open Wednesday and Thursday 11am-3pm)
Other locations around the area will also have cooling stations open. They are:
- White County, Carmi - 1112 Oak St.
- Wabash County, Mt. Carmel - 229 W. 2nd St.
- Daviess County, KY, Owensboro – Daviess County Library, Frederica Street
- Perry County, Cannelton & Tell City Library Branches
- Henderson County, KY, Henderson Senior Center & Henderson Co. Library
- McLean County, KY, McLean County Library in Calhoun
- Spencer County, Public Library in Dale, Rockport & Richmond
- Knox County, Public Library in Vincennes
The American Red Cross reminds everyone that when the temperature rises above 90-degrees, we are all at risk for heat-related illnesses. Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches. Young children and the elderly are at the highest risk for heat-related illnesses.