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County opens cooling stations amid blast of summer heat

Updated Friday, June 4, 2010 | 4:26 p.m.

With temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees today and this weekend, additional cooling stations will open in an effort to move people out of the heat, Clark County officials announced today.

The cooling stations are designed to move homeless people inside to keep them from getting dehydrated.

These cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition's Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provide seasonal shelters on an as-needed basis. The program also provides funding for long-term day shelters during summer months until high temperatures are no longer hazardous.

The following locations are open today through June 9.

- Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Salvation Army, 31 W. Owens Ave., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Shade Tree, 1 W. Owens Ave., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

- Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

- Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Ave., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

- Dula Gymnasium, 441 East Bonanza Rd., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

- Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

- Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Anyone in need of a cooling station can call 211 from any pay phone to find the nearest one, or visit www.HelpHopeHome.org.

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