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Resources and Tips for Coping with Heat Wave

With temperatures climbing over 90 degrees this week, the Jackson community is preparing to help those who need a relief from the sweltering heat. The City of Jackson’s two community centers and several other local organizations are functioning as cooling centers during the heat wave, and will be open to anyone who needs a place to cool down. A list of these air-conditioned spaces is listed below. The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is also offering free bus rides to Jackson residents whose health is at risk during a heat emergency. All people have to do is request what’s called a “hot ticket” at the JATA Transfer Center or at the cooling centers listed below. Cooling Center Hours of Operation Phone Jackson Transit Authority- Transfer Center 127 W. Cortland St. Monday-Friday 6am – 6 pm, Sat. 10am- 6pm 517-783-6437 Martin Luther King Community Center 1107 Adrian St. Any day when temperatures are forecasted to feel over 90 degrees 9am- 9pm 517-788-4067 Lifeways Community Mental Health 1200 N. West Ave. Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm 517-789-1200 Jackson District Library- Carnegie Branch 244 W. Michigan Ave. Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm 517-788-4087 Jackson County Department on…

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