JOPLIN, Mo. — As the heat index increases to dangerously high levels, City officials remind citizens to check on family members, neighbors and friends to ensure their environment is adequate to endure the hot conditions.
According to Keith Stammer, Emergency Manager for Joplin and Jasper County, the area doesn’t typically see cooling centers open until temperatures reach 100 degrees or more for three consecutive days. With the forecast moving toward that possibility, Stammer has noted that the City’s public areas are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. With the current environment people are asked to be respectful of others space, leaving approximately six feet between each other. Masks are also encouraged where appropriate and/or required. Building options include:
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