ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) – Several daytime-only cooling centers opened their doors Friday morning in Alton.
Locations and hours of operation:
Alton Square Mall, Food Court — 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily, 6 p.m. on Sundays
Salvation Army, 525 Alby St. — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon. thru Fri.
Senior Services Center, 2693 N. Rodgers —- 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon. thru Fri.
YWCA, 304 E. 3rd St. — 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. & 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
Alton fire stations 1 & 2 are also available for walk-in cooling periods of very short duration, as they may not be staffed during emergency calls.
City officials say they should only be used as a last resort.