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Hampton cooling center locations

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Jun 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-29 16:08:09-04

Update: The National Weather Service has upgraded its heat advisory to a heat warning for Hampton until 8 p.m. The city will be opening a cooling site at West Hampton Community Center, 1638 Briarfield Rd. The site will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions (HELP) has been out in its mobile cooling center providing water, Gatorade, fruit, snacks and cheese. HELP will be out tomorrow as well.

The city of Hampton would like to remind the community that during times of high temperatures, citizens without air-conditioning may be affected.  These citizens may visit their local Public Library or Community Center to take advantage of the air-conditioned facilities, according to city officials.

It is advised to drink plenty of water fluids and, if possible, stay in an air-conditioned building, avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, check on relatives and neighbors and provide shelter and fresh water for pets. 

The Fire Department/Emergency Medical System (Fire/EMS) personnel will be monitoring any increases in call volume related to heat illnesses during the next two days. 

Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodging & Provisions (HELP) will be driving vans throughout the city today, distributing bottled water and other cooling items. 

Libraries and Community Centers will be open to citizens wishing to take a break in an air-conditioned building.   

Community Center Hours of Operation

Kenneth Wallace Neighborhood Resource Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

North Phoebus Community Center Hours

Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm 

Northampton Community Center

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday, 7:00am – 9:00pm

Friday, 7:00am – 7:00pm 

Old Hampton Community Center

Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm 

The Hampton Senior Center

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm 

West Hampton Community Center

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday, 6:00am – 10:00 pm

Friday, 6:00am – 8:00pm 

Library Hours of Operation

Main Library
Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

Northampton Branch Library

Thursday: 9am-9pm.
Friday: 9am-5pm 

Phoebus Branch Library
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am – 5 pm 

Willow Oaks Branch Library
Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-5pm  

Citizens who wish to find more information on what to do during a heat related emergency can visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website www.vdh.virginia.gov or call the 311 Customer Call Center at 727-8311.