Prince William County offers cooling centers to assist residents in staying cool when temperatures reach 95 degrees or higher.
Thursday's high temperature is expected to be around 100 degrees, with a heat index making it feel as hot as 105 degrees.
The drop-in center for the homeless, located at 14370 Potomac Mills Rd., will offer expanded hours until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The address is 14730 Potomac Mills Road in Woodbridge. For more information call 703-897-0199.
For senior citizens the centers in and Woodbridge at 13850 Church Hill Drive, will extend their hours to 8 p.m., Monday – Friday, to serve citizens age 55 and older on days when temperatures exceed 95 degrees.
The county recommends that those without air conditioning spend a few hours at one of the county libraries like or , or head to the . Residents may also visit county government buildings, such as the and the James J. McCoart Administration Building during business hours to cool down.
The Department of Fire & Rescue reminds you to be careful when the temperatures are high. Symptoms to look out for include:
1. High body temperature (above 103)
2. Red, hot, dry skin (no sweating)
3. Rapid, strong pulse
4. Throbbing headache