BALTIMORE - Baltimore City extended the current Code Red Heat Alert through Tuesday, July 3 due to predicted high heat and its associated dangers. Baltimore City will open emergency cooling centers. Each center will have cool air and free water.
The Community Action Program will open the following cooling centers around the city. These centers are open from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. :
- 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
Northern Community Action Center
5225 York Road
The Health Department's Office of Aging and CARE Services will open the following senior centers during a Code Red Heat Alert from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays only.
- Waxter Center for Senior Citizens
1000 Cathedral Street
- Oliver Center
1700 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.
"During extended periods of extreme heat, it's important to drink plenty of water and limit the intake of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages. If you must be outdoors, take frequent water breaks in the shade," said Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot.
Residents who are concerned about a neighbor can call 311. Call 911 if you are having a heat-related emergency.
City residents who want information on the closest cooling center can call 311.