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Richmond Opens Cooling Shelters For Heat Wave

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A shelter will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the following location:

● Powhatan County Fairgrounds, 4042 Anderson Highway

 

Shelters will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the following locations:

● Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Rd.

● Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall St.

 

The City of Petersburg is also opening a Cooling Station on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. at the following location:

● The Petersburg Station (Multi-Modal Center) located at 100 West Washington St.

The Petersburg Station has seating areas, televisions, Wifi service and vending machines.

 

Louisa County will open a cooling shelter on Saturday Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following location:

●Betty Queen Intergenerational Center located at 522 Industrial Drive in Louisa

Hanover County is opening four cooling stations Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

● East Hanover Fire Station #3., 4428 Mechanicville Turnpike

● Hanover Fire Station #5, 13326 Hanover Courthouse Rd.

● Montpellier Fire Station #8, 18681 Mountain Rd.

 

Rockville Station #9, 1145 Rockville Rd.

Shelters will be open Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

● Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Rd.

● Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall St.

● East District Center, 701 North 25th St.

 

Chesterfield County's Chester, Meadowdale and La Prade library branches will have extended hours Saturday until 9 p.m. and will be open Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. to provide a cool and relaxing environment to escape the prevailing heat wave in the region.

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) 646-0501.

For heat related emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

 

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