There are a few cooling centers open for those needing to escape the heat.
If you don't have access to air conditioning, you're encouraged to take advantage of the local cooling centers.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has listed cooling center sites throughout Missouri.
Locally, those sites include: Fjeld Arms Senior Center 2016 Florence Place Kirksville (660) 665-0590
La Plata Nursing Home 100 Old Stagecoach Rd. La Plata (660) 332-4315
Putnam County Senior Center 16 S. 17th St. Unionville (660) 947-3643
Village 76 Senior Center 100 Valley Forge Dr. Kirksville (660) 665-9163.
In Ottumwa, you can cool off at the Salvation Army 505 W. Main St.
For other locations around Southeast Iowa, contact Seneca Area Agency on Aging in Ottumwa.