Cities, counties offer people places to escape heat

People make every attempt to stay safe as they work in near-record temperatures in Norfolk on July 21, 2017.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) --  "Cool City" Cooling Stations will be set around Portsmouth to help cool down individuals in the excessive heat.

At noon on Friday July, 21 and Saturday, July 22 anyone can go to the Cooling Stations to reduce the danger of heat related injury.

Water will be provided at each location. 

Cooling Station Locations:

  • Cradock Library (Saturday only), 28 Prospect Parkway Noon - 3 p.m.
  • Manor Library (Saturday only), 1401 Elmhusrt Lane, Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Churchland Library, 4934 High Street West, Noon - 5 p.m. 
  • Human Services Building (Friday only), 1701 High Street, Noon –  5 p.m. 
  • City Hall Lobby (Friday only), 801 Crawford Street, Noon – 5 p.m. 
  • Senior Station (Friday only), 3500 Clifford Street, Noon – 4 p.m. 
  • Behavioral Healthcare Services Building (Friday only), 1811 King Street, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Pets are not allowed in any building.

Most other localities, including Norfolk and Newport News, recommend people who need a break from the heat visit public libraries or community centers. 

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