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Posted on: July 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Goochland Residents Encouraged to Beat the Heat – Cooling Site Available Sunday

Goochland County - Beat the Heat Cooling Shelters July 21 2019

Goochland County encourages all Goochland residents to continue to protect themselves and avoid the excessive heat and heat-related injuries on Sunday, July 21st.

The National Weather Service Office in Wakefield, VA  has extended an excessive heat watch for Goochland and surrounding Richmond area counties on Sunday, July 21st.

Residents are encouraged to have a plan to beat the heat.  Tips include:

  • Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothing to reflect heat and sunlight
  • Drink plenty of water, avoid sugary beverages
  • Stay cool in an air-conditioned area
  • Slow down and reduce strenuous activities
  • Never leave children or pets in hot vehicles

Over exposure to heat could lead to heat illness especially for people at risk including the elderly and kids.  Heat stroke and any heat related illnesses is an Emergency – call 911 immediately.

Cooling Site Available on Sunday from 1p.m. to 7p.m.

One Cooling Site is available for citizens to go to if they need a place to cool off on Sunday, it will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Goochland Sports Complex

1800 Sandy Hook Road

Goochland, VA 23063

Sunday, July 21st    1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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