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Posted on: July 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Residents Encouraged to Beat the Heat – Cooling Resources Available

Residents Encouraged to Beat Heat - Cooling Resources

Goochland residents are encouraged to protect themselves and avoid the extreme heat and heat-related injuries as temperatures could approach 100 the next few days.

Here are some good safety tips to help residents beat the heat.

Remember to:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid outside work in the heat of the day
  • Stay cool in an air-conditioned area
  • Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothing to reflect heat and sunlight
  • Check on elderly neighbors and loved ones
  • Slow down and reduce strenuous activities
  • Never leave children or pets in hot vehicles, always Look Before You Lock

Over exposure to heat could lead to heat illness especially for people at risk including the elderly and kids.  It is crucial to recognize the warning signs of heat illness.

  • Heat Cramps: Heavy sweating and painful, involuntary muscle spasms.  Move to a cool area until symptoms resolve; consider ceasing outdoor activity for a period of time.
  • Heat Exhaustion: Heavy sweating; pale, cool clammy skin; muscle cramps; fatigue; weakness; dizziness; headache; nausea or vomiting and fainting. Seek a cool area right away; cease outdoor activity for the day.
  • Heat Stroke: A high body temperature (103 degrees or higher); warm and dry skin; fast pulse; headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion and unconsciousness. This is a medical emergency. Take measures to rapidly cool the person while dialing 911.

Cooling Resources

If you need to escape the extreme heat over the next few days, take advantage of the following cooling resources.

Location
Availability


Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
  • Friday, July 22nd          9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23rd      9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Goochland YMCA* 
1800 Dickinson Road
Goochland, VA 23063

*Residents must be members in order to use the equipment or pool.
  • Friday, July 22nd         5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23rd      7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 24th         12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Goochland Sports Complex
1800 Sandy Hook Road
Goochland, VA 23063
  • Friday, July 22nd          8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23rd      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 24th        2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Central High Cultural and Educational Complex
2748 Dogtown Road
Goochland, VA 23063
  • Friday, July 22nd         8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 24th         10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Connecting Pointe Church
591 Broad Street Road
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
  • Sunday, July 24th         9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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