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KIMT NEWS 3- The heat is not letting up anywhere in the Midwest.
The Salvation Army in Albert Lea, Minn. has set up a cooling station complete with fans, places to rest and water for people in the community to escape from the heat.
The station is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and anyone in the community is welcome to come and get some relief from the heat.
Escaping the heat at home is another solution as well.
Freeborn Mower Co-op Services are helping the community save money by advising everyone to participate in a power down program between 11:00 in the morning to 7:00 at night.
“What that really does is as the costs for this summer become incorporated into our whole sale power costs, that’s going to have an upward pressure on rates in the future,” said Mike Murtaugh, from Freeborn Mower Co-op Services.
Turning your air conditioners down during the day will help you save money and it will give your unit a little relief during the day.
If you don’t have an air conditioner to begin with, the Salvation Army in Mason City is offering a program that gives air conditioners and fans to people who don’t have them.
They have been giving away so many fans and AC units this summer that they are currently experiencing a shortage and are requesting that if anyone has anything they can donate they can do so at the Salvation Army location in Mason City.