Cooling Center In Lexington Will Be Open Wednesday

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Updated: 7/17/2012 11:55 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a heat-related special weather statement for the Lexington area.

The statement is effective for Wednesday, July 18.

The heat index could reach 100-degrees.

As a result, the city of Lexington is opening the Dunbar Community Center at 545 North Upper Street as a cooling center.

It will be open Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

People who need a ride to the center can use LexTran for free.

Admission at Lexington's aquatic centers and swimming pools will be half-price on Wednesday.

For more information on locations of the pools and aquatic centers, call LexCall at 311 or 425-2255.  For online information, click here.

For information about taking precautions during periods of excessive heat, click here.

For information on handling the heat from the Division of Emergency Management, click here.

Information from the Division is also available through the Lexington Emergency Management Facebook page - Lexington KYEM.

Information is also available via the Division of Emergency Management Twitter account, click here.
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