Fort Bend County officials have opened several public facilities to serve as emergency cooling centers for residents to find relief from the extreme heat.

Officials opened the centers Wednesday, noting temperatures were expected to rise to 100 degrees or higher throughout the end of the week. The centers are open through Friday.

"These centers provide Fort Bend County residents who lack air-conditioning at home with relief from the heat, free of charge," County Judge KP George said in a post on Facebook.

The emergency cooling centers are located at:

  • George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond

  • Mustang Community Center, 4521 FM 521 Road, Fresno

  • Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear

  • Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene St., Needville

  • Landmark Community Center, 100 Louisiana St., Missouri City

  • University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land

  • Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Ave., Stafford

  • Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road, Houston

  • First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land

  • Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land

  • Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy

Most centers are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., George said.