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Summer begins Wednesday, and the Power of 5 weather forecast shows it will be a steamy start to the season with temperatures into the 90s Tuesday and Wednesday.

Don’t sweat. Local governments have cooling centers, programs and information to help you keep your cool.

From Parma Heights to Pepper Pike, Lindale to Lakewood, Westlake to Warrensville Heights and everywhere in between, extreme cooling centers will be ready throughout Cuyahoga County for when temperatures exceed 90 degrees.

The United Way’s 211 First Call For Help program has a listing of all cooling centers in the county on its website .

Each center has different hours and facility amenities, so be sure to check before you go. For example, some centers do not open until 11 a.m. Some centers offer computer rooms, while others do not.

(Mobile users, use this link: http://bit.ly/KXfUk0 )

In addition, the City of Cleveland announced its cooling centers in a news release sent out on Monday. They are:
Alta House 12510 Mayfield Rd. 421-1536

Clark 5706 Clark Ave.

664-4657

Collinwood 16300 Lakeshore 420-8323

Earle B. Turner 11300 Miles Ave. 420-8358

Fairfax 2335 E. 82nd

664-4142

Gunning Park 16700 Puritas Ave. 420-7900

Halloran 3550 W. 117th 664-4187

Kenneth L. Johnson

9206 Woodland Ave. 664-4124

John F. Kennedy 17300 Harvard Ave. 664-2572

Thurgood Marshall 8611 Hough Ave. 664-4045

Zelma Watson George 3155 MLK 420-8800

Michael Zone

6301 Lorain Ave.     664-3373

Senior citizens are often the most at risk for heat-induced illness, and the city offers resources to help protect the elderly. Cleveland residents can call the city’s Department of Aging at 216-664-2833, to get a pamphlet of information about staying safe in the hot summer sun.

article courtesy of Newsnet5.com

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