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City offers places to escape heat

July 19, 2011

With the National Weather Service issuing an extreme heat warning for the area through Friday, Greenfield has opened several cooling stations where residents can go to escape the heat.

The locations, open for this purpose until Friday, are:

The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., open from 10 a.m. 8:30 p.m. through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

The Greenfield Community Center, 7215 W. Cold Spring Road (the former library), open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Greenfield Police Department, 5300 W. Layton Ave., community room, open 24 hours.

Residents - particularly the elderly, parents with infants and the disabled who do not have access to air conditioning - are being encouraged to seek shelter where they are able to cool down for a period of time.

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