Eastern Iowa Cooling Centers Open For Extreme Heat This Week
A week of extreme heat is ahead with a heat advisory in effect through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. You can see below what the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says we have in store for the next few days.
As long as you have working air conditioning you should be good to go. But organizations in communities across Eastern Iowa know that not everyone has adequate relief from the heat, so some have opened their doors as "cooling centers". An extensive list was posted by the Gazette:
- Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE. They're open during normal operating hours this week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Cedar Rapids Public Library Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd. SW, open the same hours as the downtown library.
- Lindale Mall, 4444 First Ave. NE is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
- The Salvation Army, 1000 C Ave. NW, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
- Iowa City Public Library is open at 123 S. Linn St., is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Coralville Community Aquatic Center, 1513 Seventh St.
- Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 Eighth St.
- Coralville Public Library, 1401 Fifth St.
- North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St, the public library, recreation center, and city pool.
Don't forget to check out when area pools and splash pads are open and availableHERE
Whatever you do, please stay safe and cool this week and protect your pets with these tips as well.
LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state
Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.
Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.
LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in Iowa
Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Iowa using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.
On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.