The first official day of summer isn’t even until Thursday but Hampton Roads and eastern North Carolina are already experiencing dangerous heat!
A Heat Advisory has been issued for parts of eastern Virginia and North Carolina until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Due to the high temperatures organizations around the area are offering cooling centers so people have a safe place to get out of the heat.
Here is a list of centers, News 3 will update the information as we get more:
City community centers and libraries are open, and water will be available there for residents who need to get out of the heat.
James City County:
Citizens and visitors can head to the James City County Recreation Center at 5301 Longhill Road. It’s open Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.
Libraries, recreation centers and other city facilities are open for citizens who need to seek relief from the heat.
The Salvation Army – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 203 W 19th St.
Three anchor branch libraries and 11 neighborhood branch libraries are open to the public to cool off.
The lobby at the Suffolk Health & Human Services Building located at 135 Hall Avenue will be open as a cooling shelter during regular business hours.
The lobby at Suffolk City Hall, 442 West Washington Street will be open for people to cool off.
Three Suffolk Public Library locations:
- Morgan Memorial
443 West Washington Street
- North Suffolk
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
5881 Godwin Boulevard
People are encouraged to take advantage of libraries, malls, recreation centers etc. to get out of the heat.