|County Pools, Water Parks, Shopping Centers Provide Refuge From the Heat|
Hyattsville, MD – Prince George’s County is under another excessive heat advisory today, Sunday, July 1, 2012. The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will resume operations of its cooling centers at 20 locations around the County. The County also is promoting the use of County pools as well as having residents go to local shopping centers to find air conditioning and refuge from the heat.
Below is a list of cooling centers, pools, and shopping centers that will be available to residents on July 1st.
All Community Centers listed below will continue to serve as Cooling Centers from 1:00pm – 9:00pmunless noted.
Accokeek Academy Middle School (24-hours)
14400 Berry Road, Accokeek, MD
Baden Community Center
13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD
6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights, MD
14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD
6420 Allentown Road , Camp Springs, MD
12 noon -6pm
1770 Tucker Road, Fort Washington, MD
12500 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington, MD
8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD
1901 Kent Village Drive, Landover, MD
7901 Cypress Street, Laurel, MD
422 Montgomery Street, Laurel, MD
1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD
2411 Pinebrook Avenue , Landover, MD
8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD
7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD
10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD
Prince George’s Plaza Community Center (24-hours)
6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD
1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, MD
5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro, MD
The following swimming pool facilities will also provide FREE swim admission today with extended hours until 8:00 p.m.
5000 Wheeler Rd, Oxon Hill, MD
6500 Calmos Street, Seat Pleasant,
8615-A McLain Avenue, Glenarden,
7601 West Park Drive, Hyattsville, MD
Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex
8100 Sheriff Road, Landover MD
The following shopping facilities have been confirmed open with power today:
Blvd at the Capital Centre
Interstate 95/495 at Arena Dr.
Largo, MD 20774
6000 Greenbelt Rd.
Greenbelt, MD. 20770
Bowie Town Center
15606 Emerald Way
Bowie, MD 20716
Mall at Prince George’s
3500 East-West Highway
Hyattsville, MD 20782
· 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.
· The Prince George’s County Fire Department reminds citizens to use battery operated lights and flash lights in lieu of candles. A couple of post-storm fires that occurred were the result of residents using candles for light. We have also had issue with Carbon Monoxide due to misuse of generators. For safe tips on generator use please click here.
· The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services has been regularly communicating with all senior citizen, assisted living centers, and nursing homes in the County. Residents are encouraged to check on the elderly, neighbors, family members and those who may have special needs.