Decatur Rec Center will open as a cooling center on Sunday, August 27th

Staying Safe During High Temperatures: Cooling Centers Available

As the mercury climbs, the City of Decatur remains steadfast in prioritizing your well-being. In response to the upcoming heatwave, the Decatur Recreation Center (located at 231 Sycamore Street) will serve as a crucial cooling center on Sunday, August 27th, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This center stands ready to offer a much-needed reprieve from the impending heatwave. Additionally, the Decatur Library, an integral part of the DeKalb County Library system, will also serve as a cooling center on Saturday, August 26th.

We wholeheartedly encourage all residents to take full advantage of these cooling facilities, ensuring relief and hydration, especially for those without access to air conditioning. As we navigate these challenging temperature conditions, remember, safety comes first. Let’s prioritize staying cool and keeping an eye out for each other.

Heat Advisory in Effect:

Take heed of the Heat Advisory issued until Sunday, August 27th, by NWS Peachtree City GA:

  • Heat index values up to 109 expected.
  • Impacted areas include portions of central, east central, north central, northeast, northwest, southeast, and west central Georgia.
  • Hot temperatures combined with high humidity may lead to heat-related illnesses.
  • Extra precautions are advised for outdoor workers and those involved in recreational activities, particularly children and young adults.
  • Stay hydrated, seek air-conditioned spaces, and limit sun exposure.
  • Keep an eye on vulnerable individuals, including young children and pets, and never leave them unattended in vehicles.
  • Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and prioritize safety.

Remember, your health matters. Stay informed, stay safe, and stay cool during this challenging weather period.