LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – It’s going to be a hot one this week. If you don’t have access to reliable climate control, somewhere near you might.
WLNS forecasts show that temps could reach as high as 97 this week, with average temperatures in the mid-to-high 80s.
The East Lansing Public Library will be operating as a cooling center this week in response to the possible heatwave. The library located on 950 Abbott Road will open its doors as a cooling center during its regular hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The City Hall Community Room in Charlotte in the basement level of 111 E Lawrence, and the West Side Fire Station Community room at 911 W. Shepherd will be open to the public as cooling centers from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In Jackson, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center will be open for cooling from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It can be found at 1107 Adrian St.
Meanwhile, the Jackson Area Transportation Authority is giving out free city bus tickets to Jackson residents whose health would be at risk during a heat emergency with temps at 90 or above.
Tickets are provided to local area agencies to give to people that may not have a cool place to stay when the weather becomes a health risk.
The tickets can only be used to get to participating cooling centers.
Jackson College’s Jets Hangar will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for cooling. It has TVs, seating and restrooms with bus service from downtown Jackson.