- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Cooling centers are open in Detroit to offer residents a place to escape the summer heat as parts of Michigan are under moderate drought conditions.

The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Library have cooling centers available that provide air-conditioned comfort. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s through the weekend.

Cooling centers include the Crowell Recreation Center, the Coleman A. Young Recreation Center, the Farwell Recreation Center and the Patton Recreation Center. Others include the Main Library in Detroit as well as a number of other library branches citywide.

MLive.com and The Detroit News report the National Drought Mitigation Center says parts of Michigan including portions of Wayne, Jackson, Shiawassee, Saginaw, Bay, Huron, Midland and Mason counties are considered in moderate drought.

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