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Mayor Greg Fischer Newsroom


City Offers Resources, Locations for Heat Relief

Tuesday August 3, 2010

Pools, spraygrounds, libraries and community centers can help you beat the heat

With dangerously high heat and humidity, citizens must take extra care to stay cool and protect their health.

Heat index levels are expected to be in the unhealthy range over the next several days, according to weather forecasters.

The combination of high heat and humidity can be very dangerous, said Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department. Especially at risk are the elderly, infants and those taking medications for chronic health conditions.

The Health and Wellness Department offers the following tips:

· Avoid long periods out in the blazing heat. Take frequent breaks.

· Check on elderly friends and neighbors

· Drink lots of water and natural juices

· Avoid alcoholic beverages or beverages with caffeine, such as coffee and soda

· Keep lights turned off

· Take a cool bath or shower periodically; use cool towels

· Wear loose, light cotton clothing outdoors

· Avoid heavy meals

· Avoid using your oven

· Reduce physical activity

· If you feel you need emergency medical attention due to heat, call 911 immediately.

For more information visit: www.louisvilleky.gov/Health

Places to beat the heat in Louisville Metro Government

If your home doesn’t have air-conditioning, consider spending part of the day at a library, community center or other air-conditioned place.

Louisville Metro Government offers an array of places to cool off. For addresses, dates and times, go to www.louisvilleky.gov or call MetroCall 311.

Swimming Pools

Outdoor pools at Algonquin, Fairdale, Norton and Sun Valley parks and

Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center

Parks Spraygrounds

Algonquin, Baxter Square, Iroquois, Waterfront, Crescent Hill, Farnsley, Wyandotte and Shelby

Parks Spraypads

Bingham, Boone Square, California, Central, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Elliott Square, G.G. Moore, George Rogers Clark, Huston Quin, Parkhill Road, Portland, Russell Lee, Stansbury, Tyler and Victory

Community Centers

South Louisville, Southwick, Sun Valley and Newburg

Libraries

LOCATION – ADDRESS

HOURS OF OPERATION

MAIN LIBRARY

301 York Street (40203)

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9:00 - 9:00

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BON AIR REGIONAL, 2816 Del Rio Place (20)

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9:00 - 9:00

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WESTPORT COMMUNITY, 8100 Westport Rd. (22)

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CRESCENT HILL, 2762 Frankfort Ave. (06)

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FAIRDALE, 10616 W. Manslick Road (40118)

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MIDDLETOWN, 200 North Juneau Drive (43)

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ST. MATTHEWS/ELINE, 3940 Grandview Ave. (07)

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FERN CREEK, 6768 Bardstown Road (91)

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HIGHLANDS-SHELBY PK, 1250 Bardstown Rd (04)

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IROQUOIS, 601 West Woodlawn (15)

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JEFFERSONTOWN, 10635 Watterson Trail (99)

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OKOLONA, 7709 Preston Highway (19)

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PORTLAND, 3305 Northwestern Parkway (12)

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SHAWNEE, 3912 West Broadway (11)

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL, 10375 Dixie Hwy (72)

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WESTERN, 604 South Tenth Street (03)

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NEWBURG, 4800 Exeter Avenue (18)

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SHIVELY, 3920 Dixie Highway (16)

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