For Immediate Release
July 19, 2019
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 Stations will offer drinks and light snacks. No overnight accommodations will be provided.
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