Cooling Centers Now Open Due to Excessive Heat Warning

 

In response to the National Weather Service's excessive heat warning, the City of Olathe, Olathe Fire Department Office of Emergency Management and Olathe Public Library announce the opening of two cooling centers. The centers offer people, without adequate home cooling, temporary relief from the extreme heat that blankets the metro. Those who participate are encouraged to bring necessary, personal items like medicines, ready-to-eat snacks, etc.

The temporary centers are located at:

Olathe Main Library (201 E. Park Street)

o Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

o Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

o Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

o Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

o Enter through the main entrance

Indian Creek Branch (12990 S. Black Bob)

o Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

o Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

o Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

o Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Local officials will evaluate the centers' future needs next week.

Olathe Emergency Management Coordinator Rita Hoffman said, "This gives people a great opportunity to escape the heat."


CONTACT: Rita Hoffman (913) 971-7943