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LFUCG activates 'Phase 1' heat advisory

Posted at 9:16 AM, Jul 09, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)- — The Lexington Fayette County Urban Government's Division of Emergency Management has issued a Phase 1 heat advisory.

A Phase 1 heat advisory is issued when air temperatures hit 90+ degrees. Shelters are opened for those who need a place to get out of the heat.

It has been advised that if you are outside you should wear protective clothing, sunblock and drink lots of water.

The Lexington Rescue Mission will remain open for extended hours so people in need can stay in a cool facility. They will also provide a meal.

The Hope Center Emergency Shelter, as well as other local shelters, relax the prior restrictions and allow people who may not normally be able to stay during the daytime to do so during the hot weather.

In addition, the Hope Mobile is a mobile outreach RV that is parked at a different downtown church each weekday. Hope Mobile caseworkers provide sack lunches, water, basic hygiene items, sunscreen and can provide referrals to other services. They also ensure that people know about additional city resources available during heat emergencies.

What you can do

When hot weather hits, the need for donations also increases, including:

· Bottled water

· Socks

· Deodorant

· Single-ride bus passes or money for those passes

Items can be dropped off at the Men’s Emergency Shelter at 360 W. Loudon Ave.

For more information on how to volunteer or donate, call 859-225-4673, text LEXHOPE to 50155 to donate, or click here.