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Cooling centers and other ways to beat the heat

July 21, 2016 11:39 AM
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Extreme heat warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Hennepin County until 7 p.m. on Friday.

Cooling centers

If you don't have air conditioning or just need a place to cool off for bit, stop in a cooling center.

Hennepin County cooling centers

Hennepin County has several location including:

  • Salvation Army buildings
  • Libraries
  • Recreation centers
  • Movie theaters
  • Shopping malls

Brooklyn Park cooling centers

Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N.

Zanewood Recreation Center, 7100 Zane Ave. N.

Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 W Broadway Ave. N.

Map of cooling centers

View map of cooling centers

Tips to stay cool

On hot summer days, it is important to keep your body cool, or else you could get sick. Here are some tips to stay cool

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Check on relative and neighbors, especially young children, senior citizen, people who are sick and pets

View extreme heat video in another language

More information

Ways to stay cool during a heat wave

Health impacts of extreme heat

Heat hazards for outdoor workers




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