Summer Scorcher: Cooling Centers Open In Our Area

UPDATED Tuesday, July 17, 2012 --- 11:33 a.m.

Press Release from the City of Monona:

Monona Heat Relief Locations

Monona Mayor Bob Miller would like to remind residents that the following locations are available for residents to escape the extreme heat:

Monona City Hall: 5311 Schluter Rd.
Open 24 hours per day/ 7 days a week.

Monona Senior Center: 1011 Nichols Rd., lower level.
Open 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Monona Community Center: 1011 Nichols Rd.
Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Monona Public Library: 1000 Nichols Rd.
-Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
-Thursday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Residents who have questions should call City Hall at 222-2525.


UPDATED Tuesday, July 17, 2012 --- 7:25 a.m. has compiled an updated list of cooling shelters in Wisconsin:

Click HERE For Complete List Of Wisconsin Cooling Shelters.

Meanwhile, the City of Madison Cooling Center in the Monona Terrace, lower level Exhibition Hall, will remain open until 8am Wednesday.

The Cooling Center will have cots, water, and will be staffed by the Madison Fire Department and Porchlight to ensure safety of all visitors.

Citizens coming to the cooling centers should only bring necessities, especially medications and medical equipment, as there is minimal space for personal items and staff cannot be responsible for them. Pets will not be allowed.

Breakfast will be available at Grace Episcopal, 116 West Washington Ave, at 6am on Tuesday, 7/17, and Wednesday, 7/18.

During the day there are libraries, the Senior Center, shopping centers, and other open facilities where people can get a break from the heat.


UPDATED: Saturday, July 14, 2012 --- 2:40p.m.

From the Office of Adams County Emergency Management

The following cooling centers in Adams County are available, during normal business hours, to the public through Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Adams County Library (569 N. Cedar Street, Adams)
Adams County Community Center (569 N. Cedar Street)
Rome Town Hall (1156 Alpine Drive, corner of Hwy. 13 & D)

Normal business hours are as follows:
Library – Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Monday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Adams County Community Center – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday & Tuesday)

Rome Town Hall – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday & Tuesday)

Question can be directed to the Adams County Emergency Management Office at 608-339-4248.


UPDATED: Monday, July 16, 2012 --- 2:10 p.m.

Iowa County Cooling Centers
Open July 15 - 17
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Barneveld Lutheran Church - 505 Swiss Lane, Barneveld
St. Anthony and Philip Church - 726 Main St., Highland
United Congregational Church - 300 Maiden St., Mineral Point
Arena Fire/EMS Garage – 111 David Circle, Arena

Open July 16 & 17 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church - 1105 N. Bequette St., Dodgeville


UPDATED Friday, July 13, 2012 --- 12:25 p.m.

Columbia County Emergency Management:

The City of Columbus will have a cooling shelter at the Senior Center located at 125 N. Dickason Blvd., Columbus during normal business hours Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Senior Center is open to anyone who needs shelter from the extreme heat.

The Village of Poynette will have a cooling shelter available for the public starting on Monday July 16th at 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The shelter will be located in the Poynette Village hall at 106 South Main Street. The Cooling Shelter will remain open through Friday July 20th 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


UPDATED Friday, July 13, 2012 --- 11:55 a.m.

From the Sauk County Emergency Management:

(Baraboo) Sauk County Public Health & Emergency Management is encouraging residents to prepare for the continued extreme hot weather that is forecasted. Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid to upper 90’s throughout the remainder of the week. These types of weather conditions can be extremely dangerous to humans and animals.

The following cooling center sites will be available starting Monday July 16, 2012 during normal business hours in Sauk County until further notice.

Historic Courthouse, 510 Broadway St., Rm. C-128 (first floor of the courthouse)
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sauk County Health Care Center, 1051 Clark St.
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Dells
Kilbourn Public Library, 620 Elm St.
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Cooling Centers will remain open until the forecast high temperatures are below 90. Sauk County residents should check the Sauk County Website for updated information or contact their local level of Government to see if a local cooling center is available.

Pets can be taken to the Sauk County Humane Society while you are using the cooling center. Please call them at 356-2520 for details.


UPDATED Friday, July 13, 2012 --- 8:05 a.m.

News Release from the City of Middleton:
Cooling Stations Announced
Friday, July 13, 2012

Once again the weather forecast for the next several days indicates 90 degree+ heat with high humidity and heat index. It is critical that all of us maintain an understanding of the impacts from the heat.

Accordingly, the City of Middleton announces that the following buildings will be available as cooling shelters starting Friday, July 13, for as long as the heat wave is in place:

Middleton Senior Center located at 7448 Hubbard Avenue:
· Monday- Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Middleton City Hall located at 7426 Hubbard Avenue:
· Monday- Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Middleton Police Department located at 7341 Donna Drive:
· Open 24 hours daily

Middleton Fire Station located at 7600 University Avenue
· Open 24 hours daily

At this time the Middleton Public Library is not included due to problems with air conditioning. We’re hopeful that the Library situation will be addressed by Monday.

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