Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dealing with the horrid heat

The best way to beat the heat is to stay inside an air conditioned building.   If you have to leave, check out these options to cool down:
  • The Department of Parks and Recreation has extended pool hours July 17 at select sites.
  • Four United Planning Organization (UPO) vans will be on the lookout for people suffering from heat related stress and provide transport to a Cooling Center.   If you need to call for transport, call (202) 399-7093 or the Hyperthermia Hotline at 800-535-7252 .
  • Call the Hyperthermia Hotline to have UPO get water to homeless individuals and families.
  • The four cooling centers are:
    • One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth St NW
    • Frank D. Reeves Center (Lobby), 2000 14th St NW
    • King Office Building (Lobby), 3720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave SE
    • Virginia Williams Family Resource Center, 33 N St NE
  • The Department of Human Services has opened eight homeless facilities during the heat emergency.

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