For immediate release: June 28, 2018
RICHLAND COUNTY COOLING CENTERS
Richland Center, WI: Due to the extreme heat warnings forecasted for the next two days, the following Richland County cooling centers have been identified by Richland County Public Health. The Richland County Courthouse will open its lobby and Conference Room 2 from 8:30AM-4:30PM tomorrow. The Brewer Public Library in Richland Center will be open from 9:00AM-5:00PM tomorrow and from 10:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturday. The Woodman Community/Senior Center will be open from 7:00AM-5:00PM Friday and will be open on Saturday and Sunday as it is hosting events on those days.
Cooling centers have also been opened in Viola. The Village of Viola Office will be open from 8:30AM-4:30PM tomorrow and will make a conference room available during that timeframe. The Viola Library will be open Friday from 2:00PM-7:00PM and on Saturday from 9:00AM-12:30PM.
In Lone Rock, the Lone Rock Community Hall will be open on both Friday and Saturday for those seeking relief from the heat. The lower level of the building is air-conditioned. The Lone Rock Community Hall will be open from early morning to evening both days. Adam Reno can be contacted at 608-604-4527 if questions arise. Additional phone numbers are posted on the doors of the building for individuals seeking more information.
Officials will monitor the use of cooling centers and the weather to determine the continued need for cooling centers.
For up to date information, visit the Richland County website at https://em.co.richland.wi.us select the Resources tabs for more information on the cooling shelter locations.