With the National Weather Service calling for scorching temperatures until Tuesday, the City of Newport News is opening several public buildings on Sunday to allow residents to get out of the heat.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 90s, with the heat index projected to reach over 100 degrees.
“The very young, elderly and those with certain medical conditions are especially vulnerable to prolonged exposure to excessive heat,” city spokeswoman Kim Lee wrote in a news release.
The following air conditioned buildings will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday “for citizens who need to escape the heat and cool off”:
Doris Miller Community Center & Pool, 2814 Wickham Ave.; Courthouse Way Community Center, 14302 Old Courthouse Way; Main Street Library, 110 Main St.; and Four Oaks Day Service Center for the Homeless, 7401 Warwick Blvd.
Huntington Beach Park will be open Sunday, with lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Monday and Tuesday, citizens can go to various open city buildings, including community centers and libraries, during business hours. (The Brittingham-Midtown and Denbigh community centers are not available because of childcare licensing restrictions associated with COVID-19).
Peter Dujardin, 757-247-4749, email@example.com
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