NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Thursday will be the second straight day Hampton Roads is under a heat advisory. As a result, cities and organizations are opening cooling centers for people, offering them a chance to get out of the oppressive and potentially dangerous heat.
Heat Advisory in effect for heat indices ~105° this afternoon. 100 - 104° in areas not under the advisory. Take it easy outside today! pic.twitter.com/rkmxyLvU3A— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) July 13, 2017
In Norfolk: The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command's Emergency Cooling Station is located at The Salvation Army Hope Center, 203 W. 19th St., Norfolk. The station is open from from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
The City of Norfolk also offers people the opportunity to get out of the heat at any of its public library branches.
In Portsmouth, Mayor John Rowe tweeted a list of cooling shelters in his city:
We hv another scorcher on tap 4 today & will again opn our Cty Cooling Stations at noon. Chk on yr vulnerable friends & protect those pets! pic.twitter.com/Hz33pE1Z5d— John Rowe (@JohnRoweMayor) July 13, 2017
The City of Hampton encouraged people to take advantage of air-conditioned libraries and community centers, particularly during the hottest part of the day.