Detroit Evening Report: City of Detroit sets up relief centers for unhealthy air quality and heat

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The city of Detroit has set up centers where residents can find cleaner air or get relief from an expected heat wave this week.

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Detroit recreation centers have been set up to give residents a place to cool down and breathe easier. The full list of recreation centers are as follows:

  • Adams Butzel Complex, 10500 Lyndon (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  • Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval Avenue (Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Clemente Recreation Center, 2631 Bagley (Mon. – Fri., 1 p.m. –  9 p.m.)
  • Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 E. Outer Drive (Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  • Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon (Mon.-Fri., 12 p.m. –  8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  • Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. –  9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  • Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort (Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  • Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser (Mon.-Fri, 1 p.m. –  9 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  • Heilmann Recreation Center, 19601 Crusade (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)

Detroit Public Library branches will do the same during their normal business hours. All cooling locations will be available July 25-28.

The city’s public health department urges residents to drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous outside activity between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — when temperatures are at their warmest.

Weather forecasters say temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 80s and lower 90s in the second half of the week.

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.