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Anne Arundel County opens cooling centers Aug. 27-30

Posted: 2:08 PM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 18:12:07Z

Anticipating more high temperatures for this week, Anne Arundel County has opened cooling centers from Monday, Aug. 27 through Thursday, Aug. 30, county officials said.

Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid to upper 90s with oppressive humidity raising the heat index to feel hotter than 100 degrees. The heat and humidity also contribute to poor air quality conditions.

A full list of county cooling centers can be seen below. Residents needing transportation to any of these centers can contact the Office of Transportation between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 410-222-0022. All centers have air conditioning, water, and restrooms, but they are not medical facilities. Pets are not permitted at the centers, though accommodations will be made for animals.

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will designate the following Senior Centers as cooling centers from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. provide cooling relief to vulnerable populations:

  • Annapolis Senior Center: 119 South Villa Avenue, Annapolis
  • Arnold Senior Center: 44 Church Rd, Arnold
  • Brooklyn Park Senior Center: 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park
  • O'Malley Senior Center: 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton
  • Pasadena Senior Center: 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena
  • Pascal Senior Center: 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie
  • South County Senior Center: 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

The following Anne Arundel County Public Libraries will be open and designated as cooling centers from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Annapolis Library (at Monarch Academy): 2000 Capital Drive, Annapolis (open until 5 p.m.) 
  • Broadneck Community Library: 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis
  • Brooklyn Park Community Library: 1 East 11th Avenue, Baltimore
  • Crofton Community Library: 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton
  • Deale Community Library: 5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale • Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library: 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis
  • Edgewater Community Library: 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
  • Glen Burnie Regional Library: 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie
  • Linthicum Community Library: 400 Shipley Road, Linthicum
  • Maryland City at Russett Community Library: 3501 Russett Common, Laurel
  • Mountain Road Community Library: 4730 Mountain Road, Pasadena
  • Odenton Regional Library: 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton
  • Riviera Beach Community Library: 1130 Duvall Highway, Pasadena
  • Severn Community Library: 2624 Annapolis Road, Severn
  • Severna Park Community Library: 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park

Anne Arundel County Police will designate District Station Community Rooms at the following Precincts as cooling centers from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

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

County officials remind residents to take steps to avoid heat-related health issues, such as:

  • Drinking more fluids, regardless of activity level, and especially if you are participating in outdoor activities
  • Avoid beverages with alcohol, caffeine, or large amounts of sugar, as they could dehydrate or cause cramps
  • Stay indoors if possible, and in air conditioning if available. If you do not have access to air conditioning, use the Cooling Centers listed above
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
  • DO NOT leave people or animals in closed, parked vehicles
  • Check in on vulnerable people, like those over 65, young children, and the mentally disabled or physically ill