Cooling Centers Open To Help Residents

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore City has 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.

Residents experiencing a heat-related medical emergency are urged to call 911.


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