Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather
Despite Heat, Few People Use Dubuque Cooling Centers
By Katie Wiedemann, Reporter
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Unless you love the heat, chances are you've had a few choice words about the weather lately.
In an effort to help residents avoid that misery, the city of Dubuque designates three downtown locations as cooling centers: the Mystique Ice Arena, the Carnegie- Stout Public Library and the Multicultural Family Center.
For a short heat wave, the city offers up buildings with air conditioning that are already open to the public.
"A cooling center is not the same as an emergency shelter or a treatment center. Those kind of shelters would come into play if we had several days in a row of extreme and excessive heat," said Dubuque Public Health Specialist Mary Rose Corrigan.