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Richmond to open cooling stations

Richmond cooling stations

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The city will be opening cooling stations to assist residents with the high temperatures.

City cooling stations are opened when the temperature and/or heat index reaches or exceeds 95 degrees,

The cooling stations will be opened from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19 and from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the following locations:

Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Road
Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall Street

Bottled water will be available at the City cooling stations, but food will not be provided. 

The city reminds residents to never leave children or pets in cars.

For more information regarding cooling services, city residents should contact the City’s Department of Social Services Fuel Assistance Office at (804) 646-7046.

Elderly residents with cooling related issues should contact Adult Services at (804) 646-7367. In the event of a heat related emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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