In response to today’s heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Birmingham Office, the City of Birmingham will open a cooling station to the public at the Boutwell Auditorium.
The station is located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard and will be open on the lower level of Boutwell beginning at 10AM and closing at 4:30PM.
According to the NWS, the heat index will top 105 degrees on the afternoon of Monday, June 13.
The city is working in collaboration with One Roof and partner organizations:
- The Salvation Army, 2015 26th Ave. North
- Firehouse Shelter (for men), 626 Second Ave. North
- First Light (for women), 2230 Fourth Ave. North
Expect a hot week
Temps this week are expected to hover around 95 degrees on Monday-Wednesday, June 13-15 with temperatures cooling slightly later in the week.
Make sure to regularly check the NWS Birmingham Facebook page about additional advisories and helpful info on heat stress.
Below is a guide about managing a heat wave Bham Now published a few years ago.
Stay tuned for more updates, and feel free to tell us how you are coping with the heat wave this week by tagging us at @BhamNow.