MANITOWOC - A cooling shelter is set to open Thursday in Manitowoc for people to escape the oppressive heat.
Beginning at noon Thursday, citizens may go to the Manitowoc Senior Center, 3330 Custer St., to cool off. City leaders say the center is located on a bus route, and buses are air-conditioned.
The center will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday, and may reopen to the public on Friday if a heat advisory for the area is not lifted.
Other communities in Northeast Wisconsin have also opened cooling shelters. Click the links below for lists of those locations:
When temperatures reach 90 degrees, area emergency management officials say fans are not effective in cooling air to reduce the chance of heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
The list of Winnebago County cooling shelters comes on the heels of Outagamie County releasing a similar list.
For more information on staying safe in the heat, follow the links below:
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