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City to Open Cooling Centers to Residents Without Power


DES MOINES, IOWA –Wednesday, August 13, 2020 – The City of Des Moines will open two cooling centers on Friday and Saturday to provide relief from the heat for those residents and families without electricity following Monday’s devastating thunderstorm.

The centers will be in the meeting room wings of Central Library and East Side Library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, August 14-15. While WiFi will be available in the meeting room to those who bring their own devices, there will be no access to computers or to the library because of closures related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Face coverings will be required and proper social distancing must be maintained for those utilizing the cooling centers.


Friday, Aug. 14 – Saturday, Aug. 15

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Library

1000 Grand Avenue

Meeting Room Wing

East Side Library

2559 Hubbell Avenue

Meeting Room Wing

Al Setka
Communications Manager, City Manager’s Office
(515) 283-4057

About the City of Des Moines
The City of Des Moines: Iowa’s capital city and local government servicing more than 217,000 residents, 51+ neighborhoods, over 4,000 acres of parkland and 81 miles of trails. The City of Des Moines stands to be a financially strong city with exceptional city services, fostering an involved community in a customer friendly atmosphere. Visit DSM.cityFacebook and Twitter for more information.