Lexington activates hot weather plan for homeless

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington says the Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Weather Plan has been activated in anticipation of extreme hot temperatures this weekend.

The plan is activated anytime the temperature is expected to exceed 90 degrees so that people experiencing homelessness in Lexington have access to a cool, secure shelter.

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Under the plan, shelter services are expanded and there is free transportation to shelters on Lextran.

The Compassionate Caravan will be taking people to shelters as well as delivering water, food, and supplies to those in the heat both Saturday and Sunday.

The HopeMobile will be doing transportation services to shelters, providing water, food, and other supplies Monday through Friday.



Watering/cooling stations will be located at New Life Day Center, the Hope Center and the Catholic Action Center.

The city says the agencies will be in need of bottled water, sunscreen and hats and ask people to drop off any donations directly to these locations.

The plan will remain in effect through Monday, June 18.