City of Lexington issues heat advisory

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington is preparing for the heat.

Lexington Emergency Management says, with temperatures and the heat index forecast to be in the 90s, it has issued a Phase 1 Heat Alert.

When it’s above 90 degrees, the city implements its hot weather policy, which includes free rides to shelters provided by Lextran.

The Hope Center HopeMobile will be out distributing water, sunscreen, and other supplies.

The Hope Center HopeMobile can be contacted at (859) 252-7881.

The city is also opening local cooling stations.

They are located at:

New Life Day Center
224 N MLK Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 721-2325

(Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service: 11 a.m.)

Catholic Action Center
1055 Industry Road
Lexington, KY 40505

Services offered: Basic needs, lockers, storage. Offers a cooling station including water and food for single males and females from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Hope Center
360 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508

Services offered: Cooling station including water and food for single men without requirement of residency.

Salvation Army
736 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Services offered: Cooling station including water from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm without the requirement of residency.

Arbor Youth Services Street Outreach Center
540 West Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Services offered: Offers a cooling station with basic needs including water for those youth ages 18-24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday.

Arbor Youth Services Emergency Shelter
323 South Upper Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Services offered: Cooling station including water for those 17 years of age and under. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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