City Opens Cooling Centers
With temperatures topping 100 degrees yesterday, and more hot weather on the way, the city has opened three cooling shelters to provide relief for people to escape the heat. Charles Fishburne reports.
The temperatures can be dangerous, and the cooling shelters could provide just enough relief to prevent possible dehydration, heat exhaustion or worse.
Crouch: The city has opened three cooling shelters, today through Thursday, as the heat is expected to exceed 95 degrees.
City Spokesperson Shelby Crouch
Crouch: Located at the Southside Community Center, which is at 4100 Hull Street Road; the Department of Social Services, which is at 900 East Marshall Street; and the East District Center at 701 North 25th Street.
Bottled water will be available, but food will not be provided. Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed. Citizens are advised to keep hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure during the daytime. In the event of a heat-related emergency, call 9-1-1.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News