When temperatures hit 95 degrees, the D.C. government puts its heat emergency plan into action and opens cooling centers. Residents can go to any public library or recreation center during normal business hours, or the Adams Place Emergency Shelter.
The county is also reminding residents to be mindful of their pets during days of excessive heat, and to check on those who have higher risk of getting a heat-related illness, such as people over 65-years-old and children under 4-years-old.
Prince George’s County
Find a list of the county’s cooling centers on the county’s website, which include community and senior centers. They are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, according to the county’s website. Call specific facilities to check for weekend availability.