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Charles County, Maryland

Cooling Centers Available during Extreme Heat

For Immediate Release
2015-219
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:40am

Cooling Centers Available during Extreme Heat

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Tuesday, June 23 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Heat index values are forecasted to reach 105 degrees. A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. To avoid heat-related issues, take additional precautions if you work or spend time outside. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 

The public buildings listed below are open during regular business hours for use by residents as cooling centers on Tuesday, June 23:   

Capital Clubhouse (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf

Richard R. Clark Senior Center (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
1210 Charles Street, La Plata

Nanjemoy Community Center (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy     

Charles County Public Libraries 
(All branches:  9 a.m. – 8 p.m)

La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata
P.D. Brown Memorial Branch, 50 Village Street, Waldorf
Potomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swan Drive, Indian Head
Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf    

Outdoor Pools 
(Noon – 8 p.m.)

La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata 
Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf

(Noon – 8 p.m.)
McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret

Indoor Pools 
(Noon- 5 p.m.)

Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf
North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf 

(Noon – 8 p.m.)
Lackey High School, 3000 Chicamuxen Rd, Indian Head

Citizens should call 9-1-1 in the event of any emergency, heat-related or otherwise.  For additional preparedness information, visit:  www.ready.gov/heat or www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml.  Information on heat illnesses can be found at dhmh.maryland.gov/extremeheat/SitePages/Home.aspx.

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