Anne Arundel County will keep cooling centers open through Thursday as oppressive heat continues to blanket the region.
The county’s four police stations will open their community meeting rooms as cooling centers through 8 a.m. on Thursday:
- Northern District, 939 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park.
- Eastern District, 204 Pasadena Road in Pasadena.
- Western District, 8273 Telegraph Road in Odenton.
- Southern District, 35 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater.
The county’s libraries are open as cooling centers from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. through Tuesday. That includes libraries in Annapolis (at the Monarch Academy), Broadneck, Brooklyn Park, Crofton, Deale, Eastport-Annapolis Neck, Edgewater, Glen Burnie, Linthicum, Maryland City at Russett, Mountain Road, Riviera Beach, Severn and Severna Park.
Senior centers are open as cooling centers from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Tuesday, including the Annapolis, Arnold, Brooklyn Park and Pasadena senior centers; the O’Malley Senior Center in Odenton; the Pascal Senior Center in Glen Burnie and the South County Senior Center in Edgewater.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 90s with oppressive humidity that will cause the heat index to reach 105 degrees, according to the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management.
County Executive Steve Schuh also has issued a severe weather animal alert, which requires pet owners who leave their pets outside to provide clean water, a proper dog house and another source of shade besides the dog house. Violating the law can result in a civil citation with a fine of up to $1,000, removal of the animal or criminal prosecution.