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Heat Advisory: Guide to New Orleans Cooling Stations


New Orleans Heatwave and available cooling stations

As the latest area forecast indicates that high humidity levels will cause temperatures to “feel like” up to 120 degrees, the following New Orleans cooling stations & resources are available.



What should you do to avoid heat-related health emergencies?

  • Stay indoors in air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day

  • If you must perform outdoor activities, do so early in the morning or late in the evening

  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing

  • Avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun

  • Be sure to drink plenty of water, and do not wait until you are thirsty

  • The very young, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, are at a greater risk for heat-related health issues and should take extra precautions to stay cool and hydrated

  • Check on neighbors, children, the elderly and chronically ill to make sure they are okay, especially every hour if power outages occur

  • Don’t leave children or pets in unattended vehicles, as temperatures can quickly increase to over 100 degrees


New Orleans Cooling Stations & Resources

  • Arthur Monday Community Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1111 Newton Street, Suite 101)

  • Carrollton-Hollygrove Senior Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (3300 Hamilton Street)

  • Algiers Courthouse is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (225 Morgan Street, Room 209)

  • Louisiana SPCA is open Monday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (1700 Mardi Gras Boulevard)

  • OHL Sobering Center is open 24/7 (732 North Claiborne Avenue)

  • New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) locations:

    • Rosenwald “Annex” Senior Building is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (1120 South Broad Street)

    • NORD Annunciation Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (800 Race Street)

    • Desire-Florida Multi-Purpose Recreation Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (3250 Industry Street)

  • NORD Aquatics:

    • Gert Town Pool is open Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (3411 Broadway Street)

    • Joe W. Brown Pool is open Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (5601 Read Boulevard)

    • Sanchez Center Pool is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (1616 Fats Domino Avenue)

    • Stallings Gentilly Pool is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (2700 Lapeyrouse Street)

    • Treme Pool is open Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (900 North Villere Street)

    • Lyons Pool is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (624 Louisiana Avenue)

    • Federal City Pool on the Naval Base is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (2220 Constitution Street)

  • All New Orleans Public Library locations are open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the following exceptions:

    • Main Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    • Rosa Keller Library & Community Center is closed due to facilities maintenance

    • Milton H. Latter Memorial Library is closed due to facilities maintenance


Special cooling locations will also be available for the homeless community to visit:

  • Ozanam Inn has a cooling area from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily (2239 Poydras Street)

  • New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • The New Orleans Mission will open their Day Center as a cooling site and provide water 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

  • Grace at the Greenlight will be open 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. daily and will have water on hand





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