Severe Weather and Extreme Heat Watch

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Lucas County for Thursday, August 24, from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Severe thunderstorms are also expected late this evening and tonight, with another round of severe thunderstorms late Thursday afternoon/evening.

With heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees possible Thursday afternoon through early Thursday evening, the following sites will be open to the public as cooling centers:


  • J. Frank Troy Senior Center, 545 Indiana Ave. Suite A, Toledo, Ohio 43604
  • Salvation Army, 620 N. Erie St., Toledo, Ohio 43604
  • TARTA Transit Hub, 626 N. Huron St., Toledo, Ohio 43604 (TARTA buses will also allow riders to stay cool at no cost)
  • Main Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, Ohio 43604
  • Senior Centers Inc., 2308 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43604
  • East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43605
  • Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St., Toledo, Ohio 43605
  • Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43605
  • Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43606
  • Mott Branch Library, 1010 Dorr St., Toledo, Ohio 43607
  • Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St., Toledo, Ohio 43608
  • Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St., Toledo, Ohio 43608
  • Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr., Toledo, Ohio 43609
  • Mayores Senior Center, 2 Aurora L Gonzalez Dr., Toledo, Ohio 43609
  • South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway Street, Toledo, Ohio 43609
  • Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43610
  • Friendship Park Community Center, 2922 131st St., Toledo, Ohio 43611
  • Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611
  • West Toledo Branch Library* 1320 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43612
  • Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43614
  • Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr Street, Toledo, Ohio 43615
  • Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon, Ohio 43616
  • King Road Branch Library, 3900 King Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43617
  • Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane, Toledo, Ohio 43623

Lucas County

  • Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Rd., Holland, Ohio 43528
  • Spencer Township Neighborhood Center, 330 Oak Terrace Blvd., Holland, Ohio 43528
  • Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee, Ohio 43537
  • Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Avenue, Waterville, Ohio 43566
  • Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Due to the heat, Republic Services will begin trash collection at 6 a.m. on Thursday instead of the normal 7 a.m. There is also a possibility of delay in the Toledo Assistance Program (TAPS).

To report water in your basement or fallen trees/tree branches in the public right-of-way, please call Engage Toledo at 419-936-2020.

To report power outages, call Toledo Edison at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

Residents should be reminded that hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Confusion, dizziness, slurred speech, or unconsciousness are signs of heat stroke. When these types of symptoms are present, call 911 immediately and stay cool with ice or cold water until help arrives.

More information, as well as a map of cooling center locations, is available at