Extreme temps expected late this week, Charles to open cooling centers

News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

Temperatures are heating up this week The heat and humidity are expected to peak on Wednesday, July 17, with heat indexes of 100 to 105 degrees, and then again Friday into Saturday, with highs of 100 to 110 degrees. Thunderstorms with damaging winds and isolated flooding are possible.

If you or someone you know need a place to cool off, you can visit the following public buildings during regular business hours:

  • Capital Clubhouse (Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.), 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf
  • Richard R. Clark Senior Center (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 1210 Charles Street, La Plata
  • Nanjemoy Community Center (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), 4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy 
  • Charles County Public Library (All branches: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m; Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata
  • P.D. Brown Memorial Branch, 50 Village Street, Waldorf
  • Potomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swan Drive, Indian Head
  • Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf

Pools are available as cooling centers during the summer months:

Outdoor Pools (Monday through Friday, Noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon– 6 p.m.)

  • La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata
  • Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf
  • McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret

Indoor Pools
Monday through Sunday, noon- 5 p.m.

  • Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf
  • North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf

Monday through Friday, Noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon– 5 p.m.

  • Lackey High School, 3000 Chicamuxen Rd, Indian Head

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