The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that includes Loudoun County until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The weather service is forecasting temperatures in the upper 90s and heat index values as high as 102 degrees. Loudoun County officials advise residents to be prepared and take precautions to prevent heat-related illness, including spending as much time in air-conditioned locations as possible during periods of excessive heat.
Loudoun County Cooling Centers
When the National Weather Service issues a heat advisory for Loudoun County, certain county facilities, including Loudoun County Public Library branches, Loudoun County community centers and recreation centers, serve as designated cooling centers. During normal business hours, the facilities provide air conditioning, water and a place to sit for residents who may need relief from the heat. In addition, the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will operate as a pet-friendly facility for residents who are seeking relief from the heat for their companion animals.
Guard Against Heat-Related Illness
In addition to avoid being outside for long periods of time, Loudoun County officials remind residents to take other precautions to prevent heat illnesses.
More information about staying safe in excessive heat is online at loudoun.gov/heat.
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