DECATUR. GA–City of Decatur will open the Decatur Recreation Center, Sycamore Street as a cooling center on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 13 and 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., due to a heat advisory by the National Weather Service.
A heat advisory is issued when “feels like” temperatures are expected to reach or be greater than 103 degrees, or when the actual air temperature is expected to be at 105 degrees or greater.
The City of Decatur advises residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.
For more on extreme heat safety and updates from the City of Decatur, visit: Extreme Heat | City of Decatur, GA (decaturga.com). A room in each recreation center will be designated as a cooling center and water fountains will be accessible. For more information on the recreation centers, contact Greg White at (678) 553-6543 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.