American Red Cross, communities open cooling centers
Many communities throughout central Ohio have opened cooling centers for those still without power after Friday's severe storms.
The Bexley Public Library is functioning as the City's designated cooling center. The library has power and will be open during our regular hours. We are open 9-6 on Friday and Saturday, 1-5 on Sunday, and 9-9 Monday through Thursday. 2411 E. Main Street, Bexley, Ohio 43209. (614) 231-2793.
Canal Winchester & Pickerington
Fairfield County American Red Cross designated emergency overnight shelter: Maple Street United Methodist Church - 438 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster
Pickerington Public Library - The Library is open from 9am to 8pm. The wireless access is working. Come in to charge your electronic devices and stay cool.
In the City of Columbus, the Dodge Recreation Center at 667 Sullivant Avenue and the Far East Recreation Center at 1826 Lattimer Drive are open between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to give residents an opportunity to cool off, the city said. All Columbus recreation centers will return to normal hours on Monday.
Most branches of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are open regular hours to include: Driving Park, Franklinton, Gahanna, Hilliard, Hilltop, Karl Road, Livingston, Main Library, Martin Luther King, Northern Lights, Northside, Parsons, Reynoldsburg, South High, Southeast, Whetstone and Whitehall. Due to the power outages, Dublin, New Albany, Shepard and Linden branches are closed.
Dodge Recreation Center, 667 Sullivant Ave., until 6:00 pm today. ADA compliant. Pets allowed: cats if caged, dogs if leashed, service animals.
Far East Recreation Center, 1826 Lattimer Dr., open until 6:00 pm today. ADA compliant. Pets allowed: Caged/leashed pets only.
Douglas Recreation Center, 1250 Windsor Ave., until 7:00 pm today. No pets.
Vineyard Church of Delaware County, 1001 Cherry Street, Sunbury. 24/7 American Red Cross Shelter with the ability to meet some special healthcare needs, especially those on at-home oxygen. If residents need transportation to the shelter or have questions, they can call the American Red Cross, Delaware County Chapter, at 740-272-7716.
Polaris Fashion Place Mall 614-621-2245. Open regular hours.
The Powell/Liberty YMCA is offering its facilities for showering to those who are still without power.
- Delaware Main Branch - 84 East Winter Street Delaware, 740-362-3861
- Orange Township Branch - 7171 Gooding Boulevard 740-549-2665
- Ostrander Branch - 75 North Fourth Street Ostrander, OH 43061 740-666-1410
- Powell Branch - 60 South Liberty Street Powell, OH 43065 614-888-9160
Sunbury Community Library (Limited A/C) On The Square 44 Burrer Dr. Sunbury, OH 43074 740-965-3901
Dublin Community Recreation Center inside Coffman Park is open regular hours.
Whole Foods in Dublin, 3670 W. Dublin-Granville Rd, is offering free water, ice, charging stations and more. Open regular hours.
German Village Society - Heat Relief Center. The Meeting Haus und Visitor Center will be open noon to 5pm for those of you without power to come in and cool off. Bring your cell phones/laptops to plug-in and recharge… Kids & pets welcome!
The City of Gahanna has established a cooling center at the Gahanna Senior Center at 480 Rocky Fork Blvd. The center will be open from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday. There will be chairs, tables, and water available.
Gahanna John Bickley YMCA - 555 YMCA Place Gahanna, OH 43230. The Gahanna Y is open to our community (members and non-members) who are experiencing a loss of power.
Stoneybrook United Methodist Church (458 Cherry Bottom road) is offering showers, beds and charging stations to residents in need from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change, more information can be found by calling the church at 614-471-0252.
Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clark State Rd (is also overnight shelter). ADA compliant. No pets.
Plain Township Fire Department, 9500 Johnstown Rd, New Albany. Until 7:00 pm. ADA compliant. No pets.
The Monroe Township Fire Department and the Red Cross have opened a shelter at the Johnstown Recreation Center at 185 W. Maple Street in Johnstown. The shelter is open to any person who needs a place to escape the heat.
Licking County Aging Center (American Red Cross designated shelter)– 745 E. Main St., Newark - Noon – 8p.m.
West Licking Fire Department (American Red Cross designated shelter)– 851 E. Broad St., Pataskala - Noon – 8 p.m.
The City of Whitehall is opening a shelter at the Whitehall Senior Center at 4924 Etna Road. Anyone needing transportation assistance to the shelter should call 614-237-6333.
Westerville Community Center - 1500 North Cleveland Ave. Open regular hours.
Westerville Public Library - Charge your phone, grab a coffee, read a book or just enjoy the air conditioning.