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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