As dangerous, extreme heat settles into our area this summer, the city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department is offering its Senior Center (427 S Church Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina) as a cooling location for residents. Any residents needing relief from high temperatures may come and sit inside the Senior Center during its operating hours (8am-7pm Monday-Thursday; 8am-5pm Fridays).
Note that the Senior Center will not open until 9am this Friday, July 22, 2022.
During the summer months, it is advisable to follow safety tips that include:
- Remain hydrated. Drink plenty of water and stay away from sugar, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks.
- Make sure your home is as insulated as possible.
- Limit outdoor activities to early-morning and late-evening hours when possible.
- Avoid hot, heavy meals that add heat to your body temperature.
Contact the Rocky Mount Senior Center at 252.972.1152 for more information regarding its cooling location hours.
The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. The city was recognized as one of 10 winners nationwide of the 2020-21 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 54,000 residents daily.
The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community toward a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or stormwater services. Visit www.rockymountnc.gov.