List of local cooling centers amid Heat Advisory in Hampton Roads

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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.

Newport News:

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
  • Chuckatuck
    5881 Godwin Boulevard

Virginia Beach:

People are encouraged to take advantage of libraries, malls, recreation centers etc. to get out of the heat.

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