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Several cooling shelters open Monday


Monday is going to be another hot one. Cooling shelters will be open all over metro Richmond to help you beat the heat.

There won't be as many places to go as there were this weekend because the temperature is starting to drop, but there are tens of thousands of people still without power that have no way to stay cool.

There will be two shelters in Richmond. One at the Southside Community Services Centers on Hull Street Road. The other at the Department of Social Services on East Marshall Street. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. They will close at 5. Bottled water will be available. No pets, except for service animals, are allowed.

There are a bunch of fire stations open as cooling shelters in Hanover County. The stations on Archie Cannon Road, Mechanicsville Turnpike and Hanover Courthouse Road will all be open.

The fire station on Mountain Road in Montpelier, Station 9 in Rockville and Hanover High School all will be open as well.

In New Kent, both the Quinton Community Center and Human Service Building on Courthouse Circle will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Chesterfield and Henrico County will not have cooling shelters Monday. But all rec centers and libraries will be open during.

The city of Richmond will start handing out ice in throughout the day. Ice will be available at three fire stations across the city starting at 8:00 a.m. There will be refrigerated trucks stocked with ice at the fire stations on Commerce Street, Broadrock Boulevard and Huguenot Road.

But remember, ice will not keep your food cold enough to keep it from spoiling. 

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