Area cooling centers include Northaven, Bartlett

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 30, 2023 6:57 PM CT | Published: June 30, 2023 3:52 PM CT

With an excessive heat warning currently in effect in Shelby County, cooling centers are available to help the public beat the heat.

Following Sunday’s thunderstorms, more than 116,000 Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers were initially left without power. About 14,000 Shelby County residents are currently dealing with power outages, as of press time.

On Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, cooling centers will run at Northaven Elementary School (5157 N. Circle Road) from 10 a.m. to 7. p.m., at Baker Community Center in Millington (7942 Church St.) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Bartlett Baptist Church (3465 Kirby Whitten Parkway) from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and at Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett (3755 N. Germantown Road) from 10 a.m. until 7 a.m.

Water will be distributed at the above locations.

MLGW expects current power outages to continue through the weekend

A Tennessee Valley Authority-sponsored food truck will be stationed at Northaven Elementary from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Cooling centers with water distribution are also available at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 7289 U.S. Highway 64, and For The Kingdom, 4100 Raleigh Millington Road.

A 24-hour cooling center at the Frayser-Raleigh Senior Center will remain available “until further notice,” according to the City of Memphis.

The City of Memphis is encouraging people experiencing homelessness to reach out to Hospitality Hub, 590 Washington Ave., to use its cooling center.

Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) said that those needing a ride to the Hospitality Hub can arrange a pickup with MATA by calling the Hospitality Hub at 297-1680.

TVA braces for heat wave as MLGW calls for energy conservation

The Mid-South Food Bank announced via Twitter on Wednesday that they will be closed until Monday, July 3, “due to low inventory.”

In a second tweet, the food bank highlighted MIFA and Catholic Charities as local organizations that can provide food resources to the Memphis community.


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Jada Ojii

Jada Ojii

Jada Ojii is a journalist and avid foodie, born and raised in Memphis. Jada is also a University of Memphis graduate.


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