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Mayor declares heat emergency for Friday, Saturday

Mayor declares heat emergency for Friday, Saturday Photo: News10NBC.

July 19, 2019 11:11 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Mayor Lovely Warren has declared a heat emergency for Friday and Saturday due to the heat and humidity.

The News10NBC First Alert Weather team has issued a Yellow Alert for Friday and Saturday with the heat index expected to reach at least 100 degrees in the Rochester area.

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During a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency, R-Centers and libraries are opened to serve as cooling centers, hydrants are opened, and hours at Genesee Valley Park Pool are extended. City spray parks and other City pools are open regular hours, with programming suspended so all can enjoy the water. 

Cool Sweep Heat Emergency operations take place at the following locations and times:

Heat Emergency Cooling Locations: 

  • Carter Street R-Center gym, Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 500 Carter St.
  • Arnett Branch Library, Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 310 Arnett Blvd.
  • Lincoln Branch Library, Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., 851 Joseph Ave.
  • Maplewood Branch Library, Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1111 Dewey Ave.
  • Winton Road Branch Library, Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 611 N. Winton Rd.

Hydrant Location (noon to 4 p.m.):

  • Baden Park, Vienna Street gateway

Spray Parks (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.):

  • Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St. 
  • Campbell Street R-Center, 524 Campbell St.
  • Edgerton R-Center, 41 Backus St. 
  • Humboldt R-Center, 1045 Atlantic Ave.
  • David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North St.
  • Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave. 
  • Roxie Sinkler R-Center, 75 Grover St.

Spray Features – (not a full spray park, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.):

  • Fourth and Peck Playground, Corner of Fourth and Peck Streets  
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park playground, 353 Court St. (Residents are asked NOT to wade in the fountains)
  • Troup Street Park, Troup Street and Van Auker Street (between Reynolds Street and Ford Street)

Swimming Opportunities and Hours of Operation:

  • Avenue D R-Center Pool: Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 200 Avenue D
  • Freddie Thomas High School: Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., 625 Scio St.
  • Flint Street R-Center Pool: Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 271 Flint St.
  • Genesee Valley Park Pool: Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., 131 Elmwood Ave.
  • Adams Street R-Center: Friday, Noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 85 Adams Street.

Click here for additional heat safety tips from the National Weather Service Heat Safety Page.

Watch News10NBC and download the WHEC First Alert Weather app to stay informed.

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