Cooling shelters open as cities prepare for heatwave

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Dangerous heat will be in the area as a heat advisory has been issued for Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina.

Heat indexes are expected to be between 106 to 112 degrees. High temperatures will rise to the high 90s and some locations could hit 100 degrees.

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The advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. With the incoming heat, cities have started to open up cooling shelters.

Chesapeake

Chesapeake Public Libraries and Community Centers offer a place to find relief from the heat. Citizens are welcome to stop by during normal operating hours to enjoy the air conditioning and cool off. No additional services, other than those regularly offered at the facilities, are available.

Libraries

Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road
Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library, 2726 Border Road
Greenbrier Library, 1214 Volvo Parkway
Indian River Library, 2320 Old Greenbrier Road
Major Hillard Library, 824 Old George Washington Highway, N.
Russell Memorial Library, 2808 Taylor Road
South Norfolk Memorial Library, 801 Poindexter Street

Community Centers

Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat Noon – 4 p.m.

  • Camelot Community Center, 948 King Arthur Drive
  • Deep Creek Community Center, 2901 Margaret Booker Drive
  • Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Community Center,  2019 Windy Rd
  • Great Bridge Community Center, 212 Holt Drive
  • Indian River Community Center, 2250 Old Greenbrier Road
  • River Crest Community Center, 1001 River Walk Parkway
  • South Norfolk Community Center, 1217 Godwin Avenue
  • Western Branch Community Center, 4437 Portsmouth Boulevard

Hampton

All four libraries are open for people to get out of the heat or get water, as well as their community centers.

Libraries

Main Library
4207 Victoria Boulevard
Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Northampton Branch Library
936 Big Bethel Road
Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Phoebus Branch Library
1 South Mallory Street
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun Closed

Willow Oaks Branch Library
227 Fox Hill Road
Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Community Centers

Lobbies in all of the Hampton Community Centers are open for cooling.

Fort Monroe Community Center
100 Stilwell Road
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sundays Closed

Hampton Senior Center
3501 Kecoughtan Road
Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun Closed

North Phoebus Community Center
249 West Chamberlin Avenue
Mon-Thurs 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun Closed

Northampton Community Center
1435-A Todds Lane
Mon-Thurs 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fri 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun Closed

Old Hampton Neighborhood Network Center
125 Franklin Street
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun Closed

West Hampton Community Center
1638 Briarfield Road
Mon-Thurs 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fri 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun Closed

For a complete list of community centers in Hampton, visit Hampton.gov.

James City County

  • James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Abram Frink Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Newport News

The city advises residents to go to local libraries or community centers.

Libraries

Virgil I. Grissom Library and Technical Services
366 DeShazor Drive
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Main Street Library
110 Main Street
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pearl Bailey Library
2510 Wickham Ave.
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

South Morrison Family Education Center
746 Adams Drive, Room #9
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Public Law Library
2501 Washington Avenue
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*The library closes for lunch and reopens from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Community Centers

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
570 McLawhorne Drive
Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Courthouse Way Community Center
14302 Old Courthouse Way
Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Denbigh Community Center
15198 Warwick Boulevard
Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Doris Miller Community Center
2814 Wickham Avenue
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat Noon – 4 p.m.

Riverview Gymnastics Center
125 City Farm Road
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Norfolk

Libraries
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun Closed (unless noted otherwise)

  • Barron F Black Branch, 700 Tanners Creek Drive
  • Blyden Branch, 879 E. Princess Anne Road
  • Janaf Branch, 5900 E. VB Blvd
  • Jordan-Newby Branch – 961 Park Avenue
  • Lafayette Branch – 1610 Cromwell Drive
  • Larchmont Branch – 6525 Hampton Blvd
  • Little Creek Branch – 7853 Tarpon Drive

Mary D Pretlow Branch
9640 Granby Street
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Park Place Branch
620 W. 29th Street
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun Closed

Slover
235 E. Plume Street
Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Van Wyck Branch
1368 Debree Avenue
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun Closed

Community Centers

Lamberts Point – 1251 W. 42nd Street
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun Closed

Norview
6380 Sewells Point Road
Mon-Fri 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun Closed

Salvation Army Hope Center
203 W. 19th Street
Thurs-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (decision to open on Sat-Sun is TBD by their staff)

Portsmouth

Libraries

At Noon, Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd  individuals may go to the following locations for shelter in reducing the danger of heat-related illness:

Portsmouth Main Library
601 Court St.
Noon. – 5 p.m.

Cradock Library (Saturday only)
28 Prospect Parkway
Noon – 3 p.m.

Manor Library (Saturday only)
1401 Elmhurst Lane
Noon – 5 p.m.

Churchland Library
4934 High Street West
Noon – 5 p.m.

Human Services Building (Friday only)
1701 High Street
Noon –  5 p.m.

City Hall Lobby (Friday only)
801 Crawford Street
Noon – 5 p.m.

Senior Station (Friday only)
3500 Clifford Street
Noon – 4 p.m.

Behavioral Healthcare Services Building (Friday only)
1811 King Street
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Water will be provided. Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted in any building.

Suffolk

There are water fountains available at Suffolk City Hall, Morgan Memorial Library, and North Suffolk Library. The Chuckatuck Library has a water cooler with paper cups which is accessible to patrons and staff.

City Offices

Suffolk Health & Human Services
135 Hall Avenue
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Suffolk City Hall
442 West Washington Street
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Libraries

Morgan Memorial
443 West Washington Street
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

North Suffolk
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chuckatuck
5881 Godwin Boulevard
Mon 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tues – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Recreation Centers

For a list of recreation centers in Suffolk, visit Suffolkva.us.

Virginia Beach

Libraries

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Bayside Special Service Library
936 Independence Boulevard
​Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Great Neck Area Library
1251 Bayne Drive
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Joint-Use Library (TCC/City of VB Joint-Use Library)
1700 College Crescent
TCC Campus, Building L
Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Kempsville Area Library
832 Kempsville Road
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Oceanfront Area Library
700 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Princess Anne Area Library
​1444 Nimmo Parkway
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pungo-Blackwater Library
​916 Princess Anne Road
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wahab Public Law Library
​2425 Nimmo Parkway
Judicial Center, Bldg 10B
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun Closed
*To enter Wahab Public Law Library, visitors must use the Building 10 entrance.

Windsor Woods Area Library
​3612 South Plaza Trail
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Recreation Centers

Princess Anne Recreation Center
1400 Nimmo Parkway
Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Seatack Recreation Center
141 South Birdneck Road
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tues, Thurs 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bow Creek Recreation Center
3427 Club House Road
Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Kempsville Recreation Center
800 Monmouth Lane
Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri  6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.​

Great Neck Recreation Center
2521 Shorehaven Drive
Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Williams Farm Recreation Center
5252 Learning Circle
Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Fri 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bayside Recreation Center
4500 First Court Road
Mon-Thurs 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Fri 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Williamsburg

Libraries

Williamsburg Library
515 Scotland Street
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Recreation Centers

Quarterpath Recreation Center
202 Quarterpath Road
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun 1:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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