4 Gary cooling centers open; officials say check on elderly

2013-07-16T17:30:00Z 4 Gary cooling centers open; officials say check on elderlyAnna Ortiz anna.ortiz@nwi.com nwitimes.com
July 16, 2013 5:30 pm  • 

GARY | Gary announced cooling centers for residents who need relief from the hot weather.

The Genesis Convention Center, 1 Genesis Center Plaza, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hudson Campbell Fitness Center, 555 Massachusetts St., will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Calumet Township trustee's multipurpose center, 1900 W. 41st Ave., will be open 24 hours a day as needed.

Also open 24 hours as needed is the Public Safety Facility, 555 Polk St.

The city encourages residents to increase the amount of water they're drinking to avoid dehydration when temperatures reach more than 80 degrees. Residents are also advised to check on the elderly.

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