23 Aug 2014
73° Drizzle

Update: Prince George's Responds to Dangerous Heat, No Power

Find out where to stay cool in the county.

Update: Prince George's Responds to Dangerous Heat, No Power

Update, 1:15 p.m.: More cooling centers have opened across Prince George's County.

  • Bowie Community Center, 3209 StonyBrook, Bowie
  • Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie
  • City of Bowie Gymnasium 4100 Northview Drive, Bowie
  • OakCrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd, Capitol Heights
  • Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Rd., Landover
  • Pepper Mill Community Center, 610 Hill Road, Seat Pleasant

The Camp Spring Senior Activity Center has lost power and is no longer available.

Original Story: With temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s and 137,000 Pepco customers without power around Prince George's County, it's going to be tough to stay cool after Friday night's storm.

The county has opened eight cooling stations and five libraries for residents who need a place to cool off:

  • Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine
  • Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs
  • Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill
  • Kentland Community Center, 2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover
  • Prince George's Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville
  • Curry Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover
  • Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro
  • Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville

The following Prince George’s County Public Libraries have air conditioning and will be open until 5 p.m.:

  • Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd., Accokeek
  • Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg
  • Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd, Beltsville
  • Laurel Library, 507 7th Street Laurel
  • Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville

All county roads are open, but if residents see downed trees they should call the Prince George's County Department of Public Works at 301-324-2710. Also remember to treat a non-working traffic light as if it was a stop sign.

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