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Anne Arundel County opening up cooling centers on Tuesday

Posted at 6:52 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 18:52:35-04

The Anne Arundel County Government will open cooling centers from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 in response to extremely hot forecast temperatures.

The following locations will be available to provide cooling relief:

Anne Arundel County Police will designate District Station Community Rooms at the following precincts as cooling centers from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Northern District: 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore
  • Eastern District: 204 Pasadena Rd, Pasadena
  • Western District: 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton
  • Southern District: 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

All centers are accessible and have water and restroom facilities. Medical care is not available and anyone experiencing or observing a medical emergency should call 9-1-1. Pets are not allowed in any cooling centers. Accommodations will be made for service animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. COVID-19 guidance must be adhered to including social distancing and wearing face coverings.

There are plenty of ways to try to beat the heat as well by acting and planning intelligently.

Stay hydrated. Eat and prepare meals that require minimal cooking. Wear loose fitting clothing, and if you go outdoors, wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Limit outdoor activity. Make sure pets have plenty of water and shelter from the heat as well.

Young children, the elderly, and those with health issues are particularly vulnerable in this weather. Check up on neighbors or relatives who may be struggling with the heat. Do not leave children or pets in cars.