Overnight cooling shelter closing due to cooler overnight temperatures
The Polk County Health Department overnight cooling shelter that has been open at Zion Lutheran Church in Des Moines will be closing today (Friday, August 30). Temperatures are expected to drop below 80 degrees by 11:00 pm tonight and Saturday night and get as low as 69 degrees. This drop in overnight temperature should be enough to provide relief from the extreme heat that the cooling shelter had previously been providing.
However, because daytime temperatures today will still be high, there are several locations that will be open until 8:00 pm tonight for cooling.
- Polk County Health Department (1907 Carpenter Ave)
- North Community Center (Park Fair Mall, 2nd Ave & Euclid)
- Norwoodville Community Center (3077 NE 46th Ave)
Daytime Hours: Many public places are open during their regular business hours and allow residents to seek relief from the heat. See a complete list at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/health.