City of Decatur Opens Cooling Centers During Heat Advisory

The City of Decatur would like to inform all persons of a heat advisory from the National Weather Service. The current warning is in effect until 8p.m. on June 16, 2022. There are dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 111 expected. Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities, people without fans or air conditioning, and the unhoused population.

The City of Decatur advises people to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

The City of Decatur is making recreation centers and fire stations throughout the city available as cooling centers due to the ongoing heat advisory. The recreation centers will be open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. The fire stations will be open 7 days a week, from 9a.m. to 7p.m.

For a list City of Decatur recreation centers or fire stations, please visit A room in each recreation center will be designated as a cooling center and water fountains will be accessible.

For more information on the recreation centers, contact Greg White at (678) 553-6543 or via email at

For information on the fire stations call Ninetta Violante at (404) 947-0522 or

For non-emergencies or long wait times with 9-1-1 call the Police non-emergency number at 404-373-6551.

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