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The Heat Wave And The Homeless
The Heat Wave And The Homeless

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AIR DATE: June 28, 2013

The temperatures will reach close to 117 degrees this weekend in the valley, a new record for this time of year. Most have the option of staying indoors to keep cool, but for the thousands of homeless and needy families in the city that's not possible unless they find a cooling station. There are thirteen stations overall open this weekend. Information on their locations is easy to find by calling 211. What do these stations provide? How many homeless struggle with the heat?

 

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Michelle Fuller–Hallauer, Continuum of Care Coordinator, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition Committee on Homelessness

 

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    I've never been homeless, but I've had to do physical work outside all day long in the summer. My advice? Take it easy, stay in the shade, and drink plenty of water. Really, it's no big deal. During the heat of the day it'll be damned uncomfortable, but eventually it cools off and even 90 degrees F in the evening will seem nice. To me, "Cooling Centers" seem to be a typical nanny-state, government over-reaction.
    Tom HurstJun 27, 2013 17:27:34 PM
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