Moore County will be opening a temporary cooling station at Moore County Sports Complex, 155 Hillcrest Park Lane in Carthage.
The cooling station will be open on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 from the hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This cooling station offers citizens a temporary, short-term safe reprieve from this weekend’s extreme heat. Animals of any kind are not allowed in county facilities, except for service animals in the performance of their duties.
Residents can also enjoy the Splash Pad on-site at the Sports Complex from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
To stay safe and cool during extreme heat, residents are encouraged to: Drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun. People should also check on their neighbors who may be at high risk and ensure they have access to heat relief and hydration.
*Stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun;
*Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible;
*Familiarize themselves with the medical conditions that can result from over-exposure to heat, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke;
*Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks; and
*Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.