Today, the City of Portsmouth will activate “Cool City” Cooling Stations for individuals due to the excessive outside temperatures that are expected. Individuals may go to the following locations for shelter in reducing the danger of heat-related illness:
Portsmouth “Cool City” Cooling Stations:
Portsmouth Main Library, 601 Court Street 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Churchland Library, 4934 High Street West 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cradock Library, 28 Prospect Parkway 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Manor Library, 1401 Elmhurst Lane 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Human Services Building (Dept. of Social Services Building), 1701 High Street 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
City Hall Lobby, 801 Crawford Street 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Senior Station, 3500 Clifford Street 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Behavioral Healthcare Services Building, 1811 King Street 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Water will be provided. Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted in any building. Citizens are encouraged to seek shelter in the Cooling Stations and other public facilities during excessive outside temperatures. Individuals who are at greatest risk of heat-related injury include small children, the elderly, and individuals who are impaired or immobile. As a reminder, these individuals and pets should not be left in vehicles. Also, please remember to check on these individuals to confirm their status.