The city will open three cooling shelters to assist residents with today’s high temperatures. City cooling shelters are opened when the temperature and/or heat index reaches or exceeds the 95 degree mark. City cooling shelters will open from noon to 5 p.m. today and are located at:
● Southside Community Center, 4100 Hull Street Road
● Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall Street
● East District Center, 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.
All residents should take measures to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to the heat during the day.
For more information regarding cooling services, residents can contact the Department of Social Services Fuel Assistance Office at (804) 646-7046. Elderly residents with heat related issues can contact the Adult Protective Service Unit at (804) 646-7367. In the event of a heat related emergency, please call 9-1-1.