Beating DC's Heat Wave
Above average temperatures are expected all week in Washington, DC, affecting District services and residents.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to go to find a cooling center near you. Recreation Centers, DC Public Libraries, and Senior Wellness Centers, are all places to beat the heat and are open to the public. These locations provide a cool place to rest and also provide water and activities. Use this map to locate the cooling center nearest you.
Other useful information:
- Get tips for staying cool in extreme heat
- Find a cooling center for seniors
- Read DC's Heat Emergency Plan
Important telephone numbers:
- Senior resources, cooling centers and information: (202) 724-5626
- Location of public cooling centers: (202) 727-6161
- Seniors needing energy cost assistance: 311
- Hyperthermia hotline for the homeless and persons at risk: (202) 399-7093
- The DMV Inspection Station will be open from 5 am to 1 pm through Friday, July 19.
- Trash and recycling collection will begin at 6 am, Wednesday through Friday.
- DPR outdoor pools will stay open for extended hours through Saturday, July 20
DC Water and DC Fire and EMS officials want to remind the public that unauthorized fire-hydrant use is unlawful, dangerous and damaging.