FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Department of Social Services in one North Carolina county is opening part of its building to people who need a place to escape the hot weather.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that the Cumberland County DSS is opening its auxiliary lobby to the public on days when the heat index reaches 100 degrees and a heat advisory is issued.

statement from DSS officials says the lobby will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those days. It also says the National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a forecast that says temperatures will reach the middle and upper 90s with heat index values of up to around 100 degrees most days this week.

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