Portsmouth and Chesapeake Open Cooling Centers


If you’ve been watching the WAVY weather forecasts lately, then you know its going to be HOT for the next couple days. With a heat advisory in effect, the cities of Portsmouth and Chesapeake have opened up their cooling centers for those in need, or are out-and-about and need to cool off.

The dangers of your body overheating can lead to heat exhaustion or a heat stroke. If you are out in the heat make sure to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun. Check out other ways you can protect yourself in the heat.

Portsmouth Cooling Centers:

Portsmouth Public Libraries

  • Main Library – 601 Court Street (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Churchland Library – 4934 High Street West (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Cradock Library – 28 Prospect Parkway (10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Manor Library – 1401 Elmhurst Lane (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Portsmouth Municipal Centers

  • Social Services – 1701 High Street  (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • City Hall Library – 801 Crawford Street  (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Senior Station – 3500 Clifford Street  (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Behavioral Healthcare Service – 1811 King Street  (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

Information for the city of Chesapeake’s cooling centers.


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