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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Cooling Center Opens for Relief from Heat

Credit: ABC 25 News KXXV
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Cooling Center Opens for Relief from Heat
Cooling Center Opens for Relief from Heat

WHEN THE WEATHER GETS THISHOT, MANY OF US PULL OUT THEFANS AND PUMP THE AC/C... TBUNOT EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TOTHOSE THINGS.

25 NEWS REPORTERCALEB CHEVALIER TELLS USBO ATHE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TOTHOSE NEEDING RELIEF.INTRO SUMMER HEAT IS IN FULLSWING, MAKING AIR CONDITIONIA TOP PRIORITY.

FOR THOSE THATDON'T HAVE A PLACE TO COOLOFF, THERE IS A SHELTER THEYCAN TURN TO.

(TRACK 1) L3 -COOLING CENTER OPENS FORRELIEF FROM HEAT THE DOORS AREOPEN AT THE SALVATION ARMY INWACO FOR PEOPLE LOOKING R FOFRESH MEAL.

SERVING FOOD IS ADAILY OPERATION ATHE TCOMMUNITY KITCHEN, BUT THEFACILITY DOUBLES AS A COOLINSHELTER WHEN TEMPERATURESOUTSIDE REACH 95 DEGREES ORGREATER.

(SOT 1) L3 - MAJ.

JTAYLOR / SALVATION ARMOFYMCLENNAN COUNTY "IT'S JUST APLACE FOR THEM TO COME AND GETOUT OF THE HEAT FOR A WHILE,LET THEIR BODY TEMPERATURESCOOL DOWN." (TRACK 2) L3 -COOLING CENTER OPENS FORRELIEF FROM HEAT THE CRITERIAOF 95 DEGREES MEANS ACTUALTEMPERATURE, NOT HEAT INDEX.HAVING A PLACE TO COOL OFF ISA VITAL RESOURCE FOR ANYONE,ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OFYEAR.

AS THOSE WHO WORKOUTDOORS FOR A LIVING LLWITELL YOU, THIS HEAT MEANS YOUHAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHATYOUR BODY IS SAYING.

(SOT 2)L3 - KEALEN FRITSCHE / MEARSGROUP "JUST TAKE A BREAK, GETIN THE SHADE, REHYDRATE.SOMETIMES YOU CAN SIT IN THETRUCK." (TRACK 3) L3 - COOLINGCENTER OPENS FOR RELIEF FROMHEAT AFTER THE SALVATION ARMYSERVES BREAKFAST, THEY CLEANTHE BUILDING UP AND OPEN AS ACOOLING SHELTER AT NOON WHENLUNCH IS SERVE WD.HILE THECOMMUNITY KITCHEN DOES ASSISTTHE HOMELESS, THEY SAY THATANYONE REGARDLESS OF THEIRSITUATION IS WELCOME TO COMEIN IF THEY NEED TO COOL DOWNOR GRAB SOME WATER.

(SOT 3)"WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE APLACE WHERE THEY CAN GO TOCOOL THEIR BODY TEMPERATUREDOWN SO THEY DON'T HAVE HEATSTROKE.

YOU KNOW, THAT ST ORA THING.

SO ANYBODY CACONBY." (TRACK 4) THE KITCHENRELIES ON DONATIONS OF WATEROR OTHER COLD DRINKS TKEOTHEIR SUPPLIES STOCKED.PROVIDING AN AIR- CONDITIONEDROOM ALONG WITH FREE WAT MERSEEM LIKE A SMALL GESTURE, BUTIT MIGHT JUST BE LIFE-SAVING.IT'S ALL PART OF THE SALVATIONARMY'S MISSION TO SERVE THECOMMUNITY.

(SOT 4) "THIS TIME,IN THE HOT SUMMER MOHSNTDOING THE MOST GOOD LOOKS LIKEOPENING A COOLING CENTER.PROVIDING WATER FORHYDRATION." (TRACK 5) CENTRALTEXAS IS NO STRANGER TO THEHEAT, BUT IT'S A GOOD REMINDERTO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELFDURING THE SWELTERING SUMMER.THESE MAINTENANCE WORKERS HAVETHE RIGHT IDEA.

(SOT 5) L3 -ARMANDO / MEARS GROUP "IT'SUSUALLY HOT WHEN WE'RE DOINGTHIS TYPE OF WORK, SO UYOKNOW, WE USUALLY TRY TO CATCHSHADE OR CATCH COLD WATER ASOFTEN AS POSSIBLE." OUTROFOLLOWING HEAT SAFETY TIPS ISESPECIALLY IMPORTANT DURING AHEAT ADVISORY.

IF YOU DO HAVETO BE OUTSIDE, TAKE FREQUEBREAKS, KEEP THE FLUIDS COMINGAND WEAR LIGHT CLOTHING.

INWACO, CALEB CHEVALIER, 2NE