Columbia makes cooling centers available to residents

Saturday, August 2, 2008 | 6:38 p.m. CDT; updated 12:33 a.m. CDT, Sunday, August 3, 2008

COLUMBIA - If you can't stand the heat, get inside.

Boone County is expected to see a potentially dangerous combination of heat and humidity, with the heat index likely to reach triple digits, beginning on Sunday. The sweltering heat should last until Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Recognizing the dangers of extreme heat, Columbia has the following cooling centers available to its residents. These locations will operate during each of the facilities regular business hours:


1701 W. Ash St. 874-7700

Monday-Friday: 5:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Street Armory Sports and Community Center

701 E. Ash St. 874-6378

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Columbia Public Library

100 W. Broadway 443-3161

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Columbia Mall

2300 Bernadette Drive 445-8458

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Columbia/Boone County Health Department

1005 W. Worley St. 874-7355

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Oakland Senior Center

805 Old 63 449-8000

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Paquin Tower

1201 Paquin St. 256-8199

Hours of operation: N/A

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