As temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees this weekend, additional cooling stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat, and to keep them hydrated.
The cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides seasonal shelter on an as-needed basis. The program also provides funding for long-term day shelters during the summer.
The National Weather Service, in partnership with the Clark County Coroner and the Regional Initiatives Office, has developed a graduated heat index which shows when people are most vulnerable to the heat. When the weather reaches these “Extreme Weather” thresholds, cooling stations are made available to the homeless and others to provide a safe place to escape from the heat and receive water.