Cooling centers open on 2nd straight day of extreme heat

Salvation Army opens cooling centers

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.

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:

The City of Hampton encouraged people to take advantage of air-conditioned libraries and community centers, particularly during the hottest part of the day.

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