Cooling Center Open Due to Heat Advisory

Due to the heat advisory in effect for Sandusky this week, a cooling center is open at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 1920 Eddy Henry Way, Sandusky, Ohio. The center will be open on the following days:

  • Monday, June 17, from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • Tuesday, June 18, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, June 19, from 9:00 AM to 7:00PM.
  • Thursday, June 20, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Friday, June 21, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Saturday, June 22, from 9:00 AM to 7:00PM.

The Cooling Center is accessible via the Sandusky Transit Purple Line (Camp/Buchanan stop) and the Green Line (Hayes/Pierce stop). STS schedules can be found at www.SanduskyTransit.com.

Safety Tips for Extreme High Temperatures:

  1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol as they can dehydrate you.
  2. Stay Indoors: Whenever possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, visit a cooling center or public places such as libraries or shopping malls.
  3. Dress Appropriately: Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors, as they can absorb heat.
  4. Avoid Strenuous Activities: Reduce, eliminate, or reschedule outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day. If you must be outside, take frequent breaks in a cool or shaded area.
  5. Use Fans and Cool Cloths: Use fans to circulate air and place cool cloths on your neck, wrists, and other pulse points to help lower your body temperature.
  6. Check on Others: Look out for those who are more vulnerable to the heat, including the elderly, children, and those with chronic medical conditions.
  7. Know the Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses: Be aware of the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, such as heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, nausea, and headache. Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone else shows signs of heat stroke.

For more information and updates on the cooling center hours, please visit the www.CityofSandusky.com/CoolingCenter.