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More cooling stations opening for to help deal with heat on July 4

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Updated: 7/03/2013 5:52 pm
LAS VEGAS -- As temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 112 degrees tomorrow, Thursday, July 4, additional cooling stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat and keep them hydrated.

The cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides daytime shelter every day during the summer at the following locations:
•Catholic Charities, 1511 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (For men only.)
•The Salvation Army, 31 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (For adults only.)
•The Shade Tree, 1 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (For women and children only.)

The following locations will also be open as cooling stations tomorrow:
•Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, Henderson, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (This location can accommodate pets in a carrier and/or on a leash, and may have carriers or crates on-site if needed.)
•Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
•Islamic Society of Nevada, 4730 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Anyone may dial 2-1-1 from any phone to find the nearest cooling station, or visit www.HelpHopeHome.org.

The public is encouraged to avoid heat-related problems by drinking more water than usual and seeking shade or cool areas during the day. Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps and dizziness.

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