The City of Memphis is asking residents to take extra precautions to stay cool while their power may be out. With the forecast of an extreme heat index, we are reminding residents that they can find relief from the heat at libraries, community, and senior centers during regular business hours.
The following Senior Centers are open to the public from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ruth Tate, 1620 Marjorie Memphis, TN 38106
Frayser Raleigh. 3985 Egypt Central Memphis, TN 38128
Lewis, 1188 N. Pkwy Memphis, TN 38105
The following libraries and community centers are open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Ave. Memphis, TN 38114
Hickory Hill Community Center, 3910 Ridgeway Rd. Memphis TN 38115
Marion Hale, 4791 Willow Rd. Memphis, TN 38117
Benjamin Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Memphis, TN 38111
Whitehaven Library 4120 Millbranch Rd. Memphis, TN 38116
Cordova Library, 8457 Trinity Rd Memphis, TN 38018
Bartlett Library, 5884 Stage Rd Memphis, TN 38134
Raleigh Library, 3452 Austin Peay Hwy. Memphis, TN 38128
All other libraries, with the exception of Randolph Branch, are open until 6 p.m.
Starting today, we will also begin to haul away the trees that were cut and left at the curb.
- 4 Downed trees have been reported, and 28 trees have been cleared. This number will fluctuate throughout today.
- To report a downed tree during regular business hours, please contact 311, and after after-hours, call OEM at 901-636-2525
- If you suffered damage from the storm on July 18, you may contact the Red Cross for evaluation and potential assistance; call 1 800 Red Cross.
- 32 Traffic lights remain out of service due to power outages. This number will fluctuate as MLGW continues to restore power.
Safety Tips for Traffic Signal Outages:
- Traffic Signal Lights with outages should be treated as a four-way stop
- Flashing Red Lights should be treated as a stop sign
- Flashing Yellow Lights – Drivers should proceed with caution only when traffic permits
Traffic Signal Outages
Mt. Moriah at Ridgeway
Mt. Moriah at Hickory Hill
385 at Ridgeway
Poplar Pike at Kirby
Poplar at Kirby
Humphreys at Kirby
Walnut Grove at Mendenhall
Walnut Grove at Tillman
Austin Peay at Egypt Central
Winchester at Ross
Raines at Ridgeway
I-40 at Covington Pike
Knight Arnold at Mendenhall
The following locations have traffic signal damage.
Poplar Prescott (Signal Damage)
Winchester at Ross (Substantial Signal Damage, complete knock down)
Memphis Animal Service (MAS)
The law requires a doghouse and access to clean food and water during non-life-threatening temperatures, but when temperatures are dangerously hot or dangerously cold, you have to do more than that. You have to bring them inside.
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• Don’t rely on your dog to alert you to them being too hot
• Remember, if you live in Memphis, your dog is NOT acclimated to extreme hot temperatures, regardless of breed
Residents experiencing Homelessness:
An emergency cooling center for those experiencing Homelessness is open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the Hospitality Hub, 590 Washington Ave., Memphis, TN 38105. Persons needing a ride to the cooling center via MATA may contact the Hospitality Hub at (901) 297-1680 to schedule pickup.
Emergency Cooling Centers provide temporary shelter for those who are impacted by hot weather. The cooling center is intended to supplement the services provided by a shelter. Openings are available at local shelters for anyone who needs a full-service shelter.
Those seeking shelter accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners.
- Union Mission (Men’s Shelter), 901-526-8403
- The Salvation Army (Women or women and children).
- Other shelter services may be found by calling the 24-hour MIFA hotline at 901-529-4545.
- Update as of 10:51 a.m., 1,016 outages are reported, affecting approximately 32,848 customers
- Percentage of customers with power 92.20%
- To report a power outage, contact MLGW at 901-544-6500.
- Outage Map https://www.mlgw.com/residential/outagemap
- To report a gas leak, call MLGW’s 24-hour Emergency Line, 528-4465.
The City of Memphis will continue to keep residents informed with updates on our website.memphistn.gov/, as well as Facebook (@MEMCity) and Twitter @Cityof Memphis) as information becomes available.