ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta opened a cooling center today (July 21) to provide vulnerable populations a place of respite from the scorching heat.
The center, located at the MLK Natatorium, 90 Boulevard, NE Atlanta, will open again on Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Water will be provided to help anyone who comes to the center to stay hydrated.
Temperatures in metro Atlanta have climbed into the 90s all week with meteorologists paying close attention to the heat wave.
Strong thunderstorms affected several counties in Georgia with winds at 40 mph causing damage tree limbs and unsecured objects, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms are forecast for Friday and Saturday, with highs hovering around 92 and lows in the 60s.