DeKalb County to Open Cooling Centers During Forecasted Excessive Heat Tomorrow

Dekalb County

In response to National Weather Service forecasts of heat indices exceeding 100 degrees, DeKalb County is opening cooling centers Tuesday, July 9.

For a list of available cooling centers, visit

DeKalb County recreation centers and libraries will be available as cooling centers during the locations’ normal business hours. Water fountains will be accessible at recreation centers and libraries. 

A room in each available recreation center will be designated as a cooling center and water fountains will be accessible. During cooling center activations, recreation center pools will be free to the public from 2 to 6 p.m.

The DeKalb County Department of Human Services, located at 30 Warren Street, Atlanta, also will be open to the public as a cooling center Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., during the excessive heat.

Seniors needing assistance can call the Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950 for an assessment of need.

Persons in DeKalb County who need homelessness assistance or housing services can contact DeKalb County Coordinated Entry by calling (404) 687-3500.

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  • Information about centers offered by DeKalb County and its community partners.
  • Hot weather tips.
  • CodeRED emergency notification registration.