Cooling centers open due to heat

The City of Alabaster is helping residents to beat the heat and still enjoy some outside activities. Cooling stations are up at Veterans Park, Buck Creek Park and Abby Wooley Park.

Each station is equipped with fans, misters and plenty of ice cold water.

In Bessemer, cooling stations are set up in three locations.

At the Bessemer police department's emergency operations center, the Bessemer Civic Center and the Bessemer City Hall auditorium...

They are also providing free fans to seniors who need them.