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Six Cooling Center Locations Open on Monday, August 14

August 14, 2023
Excessive Heat Warning Issued for 8th Day in a Row
National Weather Service Jacksonville has forecast dangerously hot temperatures and issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Duval County for the 8th day in a row. Heat Indices, or ‘feels like” temperatures of 113°+ are forecast through Monday, August 14, 2023. Due to these dangerous temperatures, the City of Jacksonville Cooling Centers will be open from 12PM to 6PM at six locations across the city.

The Cooling Centers will offer refuge from the dangerous temperatures we are experiencing and have water available to aid in hydration. If residents need a place to cool off today, they can visit one of the following six cooling center locations:
  • Beaches Branch Library - 600 3rd St, 32266

  • Highlands Regional Library - 1826 Dunn Ave, 32218

  • University Park Library - 3435 University Blvd N, 32277

  • Main Library - 303 N Laura St, 32202

  • Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library - 6887 103rd St, 32210

  • The Legends Center - 5130 Soutel Dr, 32208

JTA is offering free bus fares on the routes to cooling centers starting just before noon. Residents should tell the bus driver that they are on their way to a Cooling Center on these routes:
Location Address JTA Routes Available
Beaches Branch Library 600 3rd St, 32266 10B
Highlands Regional Library 1826 Dunn Ave, 32218 18, 3
University Park Library 3435 University Blvd N, 32277 19, 50A
Main Library 303 N Laura St, 32202 1, 3, Skyway
Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library 6887 103rd St, 32210 13, 16, 30, 53
The Legends Center 5130 Soutel Dr, 32208 3,4, 22

*If a resident is bed ridden and without air conditioning at home, they should call 911 for support.
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Stay up to date on our current weather outlook here: National Weather Service Jacksonville