July 8, 2014 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has indicated that we will experience a high heat index of 101 today. Tomorrow should be a little bit cooler with a heat index of 97 for the day. The heat index combines air temperature and humidity to determine how hot it “feels.”
Hampton’s Emergency Management Office said city libraries and community centers are open to citizens to get out of the heat if needed, and there is water available at all the facilities. The city is prepared to open a dedicated cooling site if necessary, and H.E.L.P., Inc. has its Day Center at 329 Buckroe Ave. open as a heat respite site.