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The heat is on…But are the cooling centers?

 Street Sense - USA 04 July 2011

As the heat index soared past 95 Fahrenheit, the Washington DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency declared a heat emergency in the city, a signal that cooling centers in local homeless shelters should be opened and available for use. But a spot check revealed that they are not always available on mandated heat alert days. (1138 Words) - By Erin Durkin and Zachary Davidson

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A man cools himself off during a heat wave in Washington, D.C. A heat alert will be called if the heat index is above 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Courtesy of Erin Durkin

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This Google map shows different homeless shelters and recreation centers that double as cooling centers. Photo courtesy of Google images


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