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Tips to Keep Cool When Temperatures are High

Due to hot temperatures and high humidity, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Oakland County in effect until midnight on Friday, July 19th. During these conditions of extreme heat, cooling centers are made available at the following locations:


Location: Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois
Phone: 248-544-6767

Hours:  July 16 12pm-8pm, July 17 9:30am-8pm

*Guests utilizing the cooling center will need to check in and out at the front office.  The Kulick Center does not provide food or beverage but does have vending machines and drinking fountains available.

Farmington Hills

Costick Ctr (11 Mile E of Middlebelt), City Hall (11/Orchard Lk) & Grant Ctr (Grandriver/Middlebelt) as cooling centers during normal business hours.

 Auburn Hills

The City of Auburn Hills has their Community center open for cooling during regular hours,  no food or animals.


  • Meadowbrook Commons
    25075 Meadowbrook Road

    Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Novi Public Library
    45255 W. 10 Mile Road
    Phone: 248-349-0720
    Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Novi Civic Center
    45175 W. 10 Mile Road
    Phone: 248-347-0400
    Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Troy Community Center located at 3179 Livernois, just north of Big Beaver. Open weekdays from 5:30am-10:00pm, Saturday from 7:00am-8:00pm, Sunday from 8:30am-6:00pm.

Tips to Keep Cool and Protected from the Sun When Temps are High

Excessive heat for several days can be dangerous.  Hot temperatures and high humidity can cause severe thunderstorms, power outages or interruptions, illness and death.

  • Limit outside activities during the day.  Avoid too much exercise during the warmest part of the day.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
  • If you have to be in the sun, protect yourself with sunscreen, sunglasses and light colored clothing.
  • Keep cool! Use an air conditioner or go to a cool place such as a basement, neighbor's house, community center, senior citizen center, library, shopping mall, movie theater or cooling center.
  • Even an hour or two in these locations will cool you down.
  • Check on family members, neighbors and friends.
  • Never leave children, the elderly or pets in parked cars.  Cars heat up quickly, even with windows open.

Protecting Workers from Heat Illness (OSHA/NIOSHA Info Sheet) 

The Oakland County Homeland Security Division and the Oakland County Health Division monitor local and regional situations during Heat Advisories or Excessive Heat Watches/Warnings issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

We're Here to Help

The Oakland County Homeland Security Division and the Health Division are committed to informing the public and providing guidance for protective measures.  The County coordinates resources and supports local municipalities and non-governmental groups when there is a request for assistance, or if a state of emergency/disaster has been declared.  The decision to set up "Cooling Centers" is made at the local level and will be posted on our website(s) when the County is notified.