Several cities in Hampton Roads are currently experiencing a heat index of more than 100.
The City of Hampton is expected to reach a heat index of up to 104 degrees today. The Hampton city libraries and community centers are facilities that are open to citizens to get out of the heat, officials say. There is water available at all the facilities. Should there be a need to open a dedicated cooling site, the city is prepared to do so.
While there are currently no designated cooling centers at this time in Hampton Roads, libraries and community centers are generally open to the public to take shelter in cases of extreme weather.
Heat Index List for Hampton Roads, via Meteorologist Patrick Rockey, 3 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015
Virginia Beach 107
Kitty Hawk 107
Newport News 106
Elizabeth City 103
We are inching closer to record heat for the day. No records yet, though, according to Meteorologist Patrick Rockey.