As extreme heat grips Virginia, Chesterfield County is reminding residents that visiting any of the nine branches of the Chesterfield County Public Library is a great way to get relief. While there, customers may take advantage of all the library has to offer, including free Internet access through the library’s desktop computers, and free high-speed access for customers’ laptops and e-readers through Citizen Wi-Fi. The libraries are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed on Sundays, Thursdays, holidays). For more information about the Chesterfield County Public Library, visit http://www.chesterfield.gov/Library/.
Three-digit temperatures are common through the month of July, with highs in the upper 90s regularly, according to the almanac on weather.com. Chesterfield County Emergency Management is encouraging everyone to take precautions against the heat, including avoiding being outdoors during the hottest parts of the day, unless necessary.
If not visiting a library, people are encouraged to seek relief in other ways, such as visiting malls or shopping areas, or other publicly-accessible places that are air- conditioned.
Chesterfield County Emergency Management works closely with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to provide information about staying prepared for extreme weather and other situations. For more information about avoiding the dangers of extreme heat, visit http://www.vaemergency.com/node/193.