Cooling Shelters Open As Temperature Rises and Power Stays Off
Northgate and Rosser Ave. in Waynesboro
Across central Virginia, violent thunderstorms, caused by a derecho, Friday night left hundreds of thousands without power, and with temperatures expected to top 100 degrees, the combination creates a serious health hazard.
Without power during Saturday and Sunday's triple-digit heat, cooling centers and shelters have opened across central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
Below is a list of shelters open across central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley:
Albemarle County, Charlottesville -
Key Rec Cooling Center, 800 E Market St, will open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tonsler Park - Cherry Avenue. Open 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6.
Covenant Church of God at 1025 Rio Rd East from 9am-4pm, thru Friday. Shower facilities & bottled water is available.
Antioch Baptist Church at 4422 Antioch Rd, Scottsville, 24-hour operation. Water, showers, and AC are available. Please bring your own towel and personal care items if you plan to shower. Please call Pastor Greg Smith at 960-6637 if you have any questions.
King Family Vineyard, 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet. Bottled water available. 9am-dark
Victory Hall - 401 Valley St. Scottsville. 12:00 p.m. - dark
Showers Available: ID needed, bring towel & supplies:
UVA Memorial Gym 8am-9pm
UVA Aquatic & Fitness Center 6am-10pm
UVA North Grounds Recreation Center 6am-9pm
Covenant Church of God - 1025 Rio Road East, Charlottesville. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Augusta County -
Craigsville Volunteer Fire Company
Churchville Fire Department
Swoope Volunteer Fire Company - Open 24 hours
Dooms Fire Department
Staunton - Augusta Rescue Squad
Walker Creek Fire Department - open as cooling center until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Orange County VA:
In preparation of the anticipated high temperatures, Orange County will open its Cooling Center on Friday, July 6th, Saturday, July 7th, and Sunday, July 8, 2012. The Center will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. each day and is located in the Town of Orange at the Orange County Rescue Squad Building (151 Berryhill Road, Orange). The Center is open to all residents in need of relief from the heat. For more information, please contact (540) 672-1234.