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Posted on: July 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: Rowan County Cooling Station Offered for Homeless

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For Immediate Release

July 19, 2019

Rowan County Cooling Station Offered for Homeless

Salisbury, NC

Due to weekend temperature forecasts in the 90s, Rowan County will offer Cooling Stations for its homeless population. In an effort to provide refuge from the heat, Rowan County‘s Emergency Services and Social Services Departments will partner with the American Red Cross and the YMCA to serve a vulnerable part of the population.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will result in a temperature that feels like 105 degrees. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Saturday from noon to 8 pm.

All residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

Cooling Station Details:

  1. Department of Social Services: 1813 E. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28146
    Open Saturday from 10am to 6pm
    Open Sunday from 10am to 6pm
  2. J.F. Hurley YMCA: 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28147
    Open Saturday from 8am to 5pm
    Open Sunday from 1pm to 5pm

Cooling Stations will offer drinks and light snacks. No overnight accommodations will be provided.


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