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December 19, 2014

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More cooling stations available amid excessive heat warning

Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits Friday, prompting the opening of six additional public cooling stations in Las Vegas.

The average high for Friday is predicted to be 106, according to the National Weather Service, which has put an excessive heat warning into effect.

According to Clark County officials, three cooling stations are part of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides seasonal shelter as needed and helps provide funding for long-term day shelters during summer.

Opening the six additional cooling stations is part of an effort to keep the homeless and others hydrated and out of the heat, county officials said.

Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army serve as summer day shelters and are open daily during designated hours.

• Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For men only.

• The Salvation Army, 31 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For adults only.

• The Shade Tree, 1 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For women and children only.

The following Las Vegas locations are open June 1:

• Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Islamic Society of Nevada, 4730 E. Desert Inn Road, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Ave., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Those in need of a cooling station can dial 211 to find the nearest location or visit HelpHopeHome.org.

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