More than a dozen cooling shelters remain open across central and southwest Virginia to help people dealing with no power, no air conditioning and food that spoiled days ago. WFIR’s Evan Jones visited the shelter at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(Continue reading for a list of area cooling centers.)
Area cooling centers include:
Bedford Moose Lodge, 1897 E. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Christian Life Ministries Church, 737 Blue Ridge Ave. Food and water are provided. Anyone who wants to stay overnight should bring a sleeping bag or air mattress.
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 1307 Oakwood Ave. Open 1:00-8:00 p.m. Water is provided.
Red Cross overnight shelter at Lord Botetourt High School. Showers available.
Craig County High School
Red Cross shelter at the Roanoke Civic Center Special Events Center. Food, drinks and snacks provided. Pets other than reptiles allowed, but bring a cage or crate plus medications and food.
Vinton War Memorial. Bottled and filtered water are available.