Places in Albany to escape the heat

Places to cool off. / Jessica Fairley

Cities around the nation are opening up cooling centers for those who don't have air conditioning and in Albany there are a few places people can go to get out of the sun.

Officials say the library is a good place to take refuge. They say it's cool and has enough entertainment to keep people busy for hours. Another option is the Albany mall.

Captain Doug McClure with the Salvation Army says that although their service station is not designated as a cooling center, it can be used as one. He says people regularly stop by to get a break from the hot and humid