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Albany, Dougherty Co. open cooling stations to beat the heat

There are several cooling stations that will be open over the next few days.
There are several cooling stations that will be open over the next few days.(WTAP)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 11:36 AM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany and Dougherty County are opening a number of cooling stations to beat the heat as a heat wave moves into southwest Georgia.

Need to find a cooling station? Use our online map below:


You can also use the below list to find the cooling stations:


Need to find a cooling station in Albany?

Albany and Dougherty County have opened up a number of cooling stations as a heat wave hits southwest Georgia. Here's where the cooling stations are:

  • Albany Civic Center will be open on June 22. It will be open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friendship Baptist Church will be open on June 23. It will be open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Bethel AME Church will be open on June 24. It will be open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Driskell Park will be open on June 22-24. It will be open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • The Dougherty County Public Library Central Branch in downtown Albany will be open on June 22-24. It will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on June 22. It will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 23-24.
  • The Northwest Library Branch will be open on June 22-24. It will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 22 and June 24. It will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on June 23.
  • The Southside Library Branch will be open on June 22-23. It will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 22. It will be open from 3-6 p.m. on June 23.
  • The Tallulah Massey Library Branch will be open on June 22-24. It will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The Westtown Library Branch will be open on June 22-23. It will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 22. It will be open from 3-6 p.m. on June 23.
  • The first floor conference room of the Microbusiness Enterprise Center will be open on June 24. It will be open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.


Transportation to the cooling stations will also be available. It will be provided by Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Church.

Here’s how to catch a ride to a cooling station:

  • Call (229) 435-9961 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • After 5 p.m., call (229) 854-0742.

Security at the cooling stations within the city will available.

For police needs or medical assistance at the cooling stations, call the non-emergency line at (229) 431-2132. For emergencies, call 911.

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