BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City and Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties have opened additional cooling centers after Friday night’s storms left thousands of residents without electricity in nearly 100-degree heat.
Maryland remains under a Code Red Heat Alert. Baltimore City opens its emergency cooling centers on such days. The centers will have cool air and free water for residents.
The Community Action Program operates five cooling centers that are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The centers are:
Northern Community Action Center: 5225 York Road
Southern Community Action Center: 606 Cherry Hill Road (inside the shopping center 2nd floor)
Northwest Community Action Center: 3939 Reisterstown Road
Southeastern Community Action Center: 3411 Bank Street
Eastern Community Action Center: 1400 E. Federal Street
The City has opened additional cooling centers. Their addresses are:
Waxter Center for Senior Citizens: 1000 Cathedral Street
Oliver Senior Center: 1700 N. Gay Street
Sandtown-Winchester Senior Center: 1601 N. Baker Street
Hatton Center: 2825 Fait Avenue
John Booth: 229 1/2 S. Eaton Street
Zeta Center: 4501 Reisterstown Rd.
City residents can call 311 to find the closest cooling center, for the hours of operation for the above cooling centers and also to report concerns about a neighbor.
Baltimore City health care providers can request energy assistance referral forms for their patients by calling 410-396-CARE.
Baltimore County has opened cooling centers at Essex, Liberty and Bykota Senior Centers. They will remain open until 11 p.m. Sunday.
There are five cooling centers in Anne Arundel County. They are the four police district community rooms (which will be open 24 hours a day until the power has been restored and heat advisories aren’t in effect) and Annapolis High School (open until 7:30 p.m.). If you have pets, Animal Control (until 7 p.m.) and the Pet Smarts in Annapolis and Glen Burnie (until 6 p.m. Sunday and until 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday) will serve as cooling centers. Pets must be on a leash in the Pet Smart cooling centers and must be crated at Animal Control. All three serve water for the pets; owners are asked to bring food and must stay with their pets.
Residents experiencing a heat-related medical emergency are urged to call 911.