City of Richmond opens cooling stations Wednesday through Saturday

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond City is opening cooling stations to help residents during the forecasted high temperatures in the coming days.

Wednesday through Friday, cooling stations will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the following places.

  • Southside Community Services Center, located at 4100 Hull Street Road
  • Department of Social Services, 900 East Marshall Street

On Saturday, the cooling station at the Department of Social Services will be open again from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Cooling stations will have bottled water available, but no provided food. Pets, other than service animals are not allowed.

For more information regarding cooling services, city residents should contact the City’s Department of Social Services Fuel Assistance Office at (804) 646-7046. Elderly residents with cooling related issues should contact Adult Services at (804) 646-7367. In the event of a heat related emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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