According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 600 people will succumb each year to extreme heat conditions. Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) wants everyone to keep cool – and safe – use ceiling fans to circulate air throughout the house. Ensure that your ceiling fan is set to run counterclockwise. Move furnishing away from floor or return air vents. Close curtains and shades on west and south-facing windows to block sunlight and heat during the day.
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Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) wants to help keep cool – and safe. Peak energy time is 4 – 6 p.m. so delay chores until later in the evening, and keep your thermostat at 78 degrees to have conserve energy during this time.
When the bill for this week comes later – I&M says assistance programs in Indiana and Michigan, along with payment arrangements, can help you keep your bill manageable. Call 211 or visit 211.org for more information about utility, housing, healthcare and other types of assistance available. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 600 people will succumb each year to extreme heat conditions.
Cooling Centers may be opened other times at the discretion of EMA, COAD, and the centers administration when temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) to exceed 105 degrees, or a Heat Advisory has been issued for Madison County. See the list on our news page now.
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Madison County COAD Cooling Center Information
(Updated July 27, 2023)
Cooling Centers may be opened other times at the discretion of EMA, COAD, and the centers administration when temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) to exceed 105 degrees, or a Heat Advisory has been issued for Madison County.
Cooling Centers function autonomously and will notify EMA or COAD of changes to their policies or procedures.
Cooling Centers will open under the following protocols:
- A Heat Advisory has been issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions. The general rule of thumb for this Advisory is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100 or higher for at least 2 days and nighttime air temperatures ill not drop below 75.
The following centers have verified their participation:
Anderson Public Library
111 East 12th Street, Anderson, IN 46016
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
601 Meridian St., Anderson, IN 46016
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Available: Water, showers, meals at our soup
First Nazarene Community Center
2301 Meridian Street, Anderson, IN 46016
Tuesday- Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Available: Seating, an indoor play center for kids,
clothing, water, coffee for purchase and food.
1615 Meridian St., Anderson, IN 46016
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Available: Seating, water, and bathrooms
Ascension St. Vincent Mercy Hospital
1331 South A Street, Elwood, IN 46036
Open Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Available: Seating and water
Lapel Branch Library
610 Main Street, Lapel, IN 46051
Monday-Thursday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Pendleton Community Public Library
595 E. Water St., Pendleton, IN 46064
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
FYI- Cooling Center vs. Emergency Shelter
A cooling center is a drop in area for residents to visit during hot temperatures. No registration is required. Typically, only seating is available.
An emergency shelter provides a temporary living space for individuals in need of emergency housing. Registration is required. Typically, sleeping areas and meals are provided.
Madison County COAD Warming Center Information
(Revised January 2016)
Warming Center Season-December 1-March 1
Warming Centers may be opened other times at the discretion of EMA, COAD, and the centers administration when weather conditions such as wind chill, ice, flooding or other factors represent a threat to those who are exposed. Warming Centers function autonomously and will notify EMA or COAD of changes to their policies or procedures.
Warming Centers will open under the following protocols:
- 31 or lower for the 48 consecutive hours, or
- A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued when the chill values will reach –5 to -19, with wind speeds around 10 mph or ,ore
- A Wind Chill Watch or Warning has been issued when wind chill values will reach -20 or colder, with wind speeds around 10 mph or more. A Wind Chill Watch is issued when these conditions may be met 12-48 hours in the future.
Salvation Army- 9AM-5PM- 403 W. Main St., Anderson 765.644.2538
Millcreek Civic Center- 9AM-5PM-403 W. Main St., Chesterfield 765.378.1023
Community Hospital Anderson- 8AM-8PM, 1515 N. Madison Ave., Anderson
Citizens wishing to seek shelter and Community should enter the Emergency Department entrance and check-in with Security in the lobby. The security officer will escort them to the designated room. Please use Community’s Main Hospital phone number for dispatch, public safety staff, and information postings, 765.298.4242.
St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital- 2015 Jackson St., Anderson
St. Vincent Anderson Regional is prepared to assist individuals who need a warm place this winter. During dangerously cold temperatures, if someone needs a place to get warm, they should go to our Emergency Room entrance and ask for Security. Security will then make appropriate arrangements for them. 765.649.2511
St. Vincent Mercy Hospital-1331 S. A. St., Elwood- Daytime and Overnight
St. Vincent Mercy Elwood is available for area residents seeking a warming center. They should go to the Emergency and state you are there for a Warming Center and you will be directed from there. Call 765.552.4600 if you wish to notify them prior to your arrival.
FYI- Warming Center vs. Emergency Shelter
A Warming Center is a drop-in area for residents to visit during cold temperatures. No registration is required. Typically, only seating is available.
An Emergency Shelter provides a temporary living space for individuals in need of emergency housing. Registration is required. Typically, sleeping areas and meals are provided.