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Grant County announces cooling centers
With heat index expected to be in triple digits, residents should seek shelter
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With the afternoon heat index expected to reach close to 110 degrees on Thursday and Friday, Grant County Emergency Management, Health Department and Aging and Disability Resource Center are all urging residents to take steps to protect themselves and to help others who may be at increased risk from the heat. Some tips are:

·         Never leave anyone, especially children or pets, in a parked car--even briefly.  Temperatures can become life threatening within minutes.  On an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car, even with the windows cracked slightly, can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
·         Use air conditioning to stay cool.  If air conditioning isn't available at home, go somewhere cool.  A list of Grant County's Community Cooling Centers is published below.
·         Limit strenuous activity, especially during the hottest parts of the day.  Plan outings for early morning or after dark when temperatures are cooler.
·         Drink water at regular intervals.  Avoid sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic drinks.

·         Check on neighbors, family, and friends over 65 or living with chronic illness.
·         Heat is hard on pets, too!  A kids wading pool is a great way to keep dogs cool, and fresh water is a must.
·         The Grant County Health Department has a fan donation program.  If you have an unneeded electric fan, you can donate it to the Platteville Thrift Shop, Fennimore Depot Exchange, or Grant County Health Department.  Fans are distributed using a voucher system.  For more information, contact the Grant County Health Department at 608-723-6416

The Grant County Cooling Centers are located in the following locations:
Bagley Village/Community Hall
400 Jackley Ln - 608.996.2195
MWF: 8am-5pm; T&Th 11:30-5pm *Times vary

Boscobel Area Health Care
205 Parker St - 608.375.4112
6am-6pm Cafeteria Available
Boscobel Bowl & Banquet
16971 Hwy 61 S - 608.375.2200
After 4pm. Closed Tues & Wed

Boscobel Public Library
1033 Wisconsin Ave 608.375.5723
Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm; Tues & Thurs: 1pm-8pm; Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 10am-1pm

Eckstein Memorial Library
1034 E Dewey St - 608.725.5838
Mon & Thurs: 10am-5pm; Wed: 12pm-8pm; Sat: 9am-Noon
Cuba City
Cuba City - City Hall
108 N Main St - 608.744.2152
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Community Center
500 East Ave - 608.568.3333

Dwight Parker Public Library
925 Lincoln Ave - 608.822.6294
Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm; Fri: 9am-4pm; Sat: 9am-noon

Southwest WI Technical College
1800 Bronson Blvd - 608.822.2401
Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm; June and July: Mon-Thurs, 7-10
Good Samaritan Society 1850
11th St - 608.822.6100
Mon-Sun: 10am-10pm No meals. No overnight

Immaculate Conception
3685 County Rd HHH - 608.568.7530
Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm

Grant Regional Health Center
507 S Monroe St - 608.723.2143
24/7 As space allows. Call ahead

Orchard Manor
8800 Hwy 61 - 608.723.2113 Sun-Sat: 6am-9pm

Schreiner Memorial Library
113 W Elm - 608.723.7304
Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm; Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-1pm. Oct-April Sundays 1pm-4pm

Lancaster City Hall
206 S Madison St - 608.723.4246
Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm

Christ Lutheran Church
250 S Grant St - 608.723.4092
Tues: 1:30-3:30; Wed: 9am-3:30pm; Thurs: 9am-noon
916 E Elm St, Suite A - 608.723.2125

Southwest Opportunities Center
1600 Industrial Park Rd - 608.723.6659
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
St. Thomas Church
104 Park St - 608.943.6944
Wed-Fri: 8am-4pm
United Church of Muscoda
402 N 2 nd St - 608.739.3933

First English Lutheran Church
215 W Pine St - 608.348.3022
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm
Bread of Life Church
745 Lutheran St - 608.348.5727
Sat: 2:30pm-6:30pm

Platteville Senior Center
55 S Court St - 608.348.8042
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am-4pm; Tues: 8am-2:30pm

Platteville City Hall
75 N Bonson St - 608.348.9741
Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm

Platteville Public Library
65 S Elm St - (608) 348-7441
Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm; Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 9am-5pm