July 31, 2006
Fluvanna County is offering an option to help people stay cool during the extreme heat.
For the first time, the county has opened a heat shelter for anyone needing relief from the high temperatures. It's located inside the Fluvanna County Community Center in Fork Union. Drinks, snacks, and some activities are also available.
Officials say you just simply have to show up.
"It's just a drop in center. You don't have to register; you don't have to pre-call us. Just come in, either for an hour, or you can actually come in for the whole day. Whatever suites your schedule," said Fluvanna County Parks and Rec director, Keith Meyerl.
The shelter will be open during the community center's normal hours - which are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will stay open until the heat watch or advisories are lifted. Household pets are also welcome.