Hyattsville, MD (WUSA) - Three 24-hour cooling centers have been opened in Prince George's County by the Office of Emergency Management so that residents can get out of the heat. The centers are located in the north, central and south sections of the County.
The County Animal Shelter is now without power, and residents who have pets that need shelter should call (301) 780-7200.
These are the three 24-Hour Cooling Centers :
Kentland Community Center
2411 Pinebrook Avenue
Prince George's Plaza Community Center
6600 Adelphi Road
Residents who require overnight accommodations are encouraged to go to the shelter at Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD. In addition, residents who are in need of recharging their medical oxygen devices should go to one of the cooling centers, fire stations or the Northwestern High School shelter to charge their equipment.
Residents are encouraged to follow @CountyExecBaker on Twitter or "County Executive Rushern Baker" on Facebook for information and updates. The phone number to the Emergency Operation Center is 301-583-1950.