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Evansville Red Cross to Open Cooling Stations Wednesday – Mercury Expected to Top 100 This Week

The heat is on (Flickr/anosmia)

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.

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