city opens cooling shelters

07/30/2008 11:42 AM by

The City of Richmond will open three cooling shelters today at 12PM to assist residents during the anticipated heat. The shelters are located at Southside Community Center, 4100 Hull Street; the Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall Street; and the East District Center, 701 North 25th Street.

The shelters normal hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bottled water will be provided but food will not be available. Pets are also not allowed.

All residents should take measures to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to heat during the day.

For more information regarding cooling services, citizens can contact the Department of Social Services Fuel Assistance Office, 646-7046. Elderly citizens with heat related issues can contact the Adult Protective Service Unit, 646-7367. In the event of a heat related emergency, please call 9-1-1.



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