There are going to be scorching temperatures this summer, especially on the Gulf Coast.
So, of course, we’re going to have to figure out how to stay cool and take precautions to beat the heat.
But don’t worry!
In Alabama, utilities and cities are confident in meeting electrical demands during this sweltering season.
No rolling blackouts or voluntary energy conservation requests are expected.
Alabama Power, Riviera Utilities, and Baldwin EMC provide coverage to the coastal counties where heat indexes will peak at 110 to 115 degrees!
Local governments in Gulf Coast cities have invested in infrastructure upgrades to handle this heat wave.
Northern utilities in Decatur and Huntsville are also prepared.
It’s a good thing that lessons from past power outages have led to improved maintenance and general procedures.
In Mobile, there are some facilities open to the public as cooling centers.
When an excessive heat warning is in effect, these cooling centers will remain open during their regular business hours.
If you need to cool off, you can drop by the following centers under the City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department:
Figures Community Center
Where: 658 Donald Street, Mobile, AL 36617
Harmon Community Center
Where: 1611 Belfast Street, Mobile, AL 36605
Sullivan Community Center
Where: 351 N. Catherine Street, Mobile, AL 36603
Laun Community Center
Where: 5401 Windmill Drive, Mobile, AL 36693
Lavretta Community Center
Where: 200 W. Parkway Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
Stotts Community Center
Where: 2150 Demetropolis Road, Mobile, AL 36693
Rickarby Community Center
Where: 550 Rickarby Street, Mobile, AL 36606
Entry to each facility is subject to bag and property checks. No alcohol or tobacco is allowed inside.
And, of course, respect for others is mandatory. There’s no excuse not to keep our heads cool, even in this heat!
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