Your guide to getting out of the heat in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina are experiencing dangerous heat, with highs in the mid-90s for most of the week,

An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for most of eastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina until 11 p.m. Sunday

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.

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This list will be updated as we receive new information:


Community Centers
Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


HELP Day Center, 329 Buckroe Avenue - Thursday, July 18, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Queen Street Baptist Church, 190 W. Queens Way - Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, noon to 8 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Drive - Sunday, July 21, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hampton Baptist Church, Wine Street entrance - Monday, July 22, noon to 8 p.m.

James City County:

James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road - Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Human Services Center, 5249 Olde Towne Road - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street - Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road - Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Newport News:

Libraries, recreation centers and other city facilities are open for citizens who need to seek relief from the heat.


Three anchor branch libraries and 11 neighborhood branch libraries are open to the public to cool off, as well as the lobby of City Hall.


Portsmouth Main Library, 601 Court Street - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Churchland Library, 4934 High Street West - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cradock Library, 28 Prospect Parkway - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Manor Library, 1401 Elmhurst Lane - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Human Services Building (Dept. of Social Services Building), 1701 High Street - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Hall Lobby, 801 Crawford Street - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Senior Station, 3500 Clifford Street - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Behavioral Healthcare Services Building, 1811 King Street - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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 are also open:

  • 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 and recreation centers to get out of the heat.

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