Friday, June 29, 2012

Cooling station opens as temperatures climb in Charlotte area

A cooling station will open now through Sunday to provide relief from
the extreme heat expected throughout the weekend in the Charlotte
area. Volunteers with the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army
will be on hand to provide water, light snacks (no meals) and a cool
place to stay.

The cooling station is located at the Homeless Resource Center in the
Hal Marshall Annex, 618 North College Street. Hours are noon through 8
p.m. Friday through Sunday. Hours on Monday are to be determined based
on developing weather conditions.

The Charlotte Fire Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency
Management urge everyone to stay alert by being aware of the current
weather conditions and warnings in effect; stay safe by exercising
extreme caution when grilling outdoors, utilizing tiki torches and
smoking outdoors; and stay alive by staying hydrated, limiting your
exposure outdoors, and recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat-
related medical emergencies.

Please look out for the well being of elderly neighbors, children and
pet by following the same applicable safety measures mentioned above.

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