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.
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.
1201 Paquin St. 256-8199
Hours of operation: N/A