Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to announce there will be a Cooling Center open on Saturday, July 7 from 9:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 10:00am – 8:00pm at the Laurel Armory, 422 Montgomery Street. Due to the heat advisory that has been issued for the Laurel area, Mayor Moe will open a Cooling Center at this facility since it is equipped with two lounge areas, large TV screens, WiFi and gaming systems. Charging stations will be set up for electronics. Residents can also take advantage of the Greenview Drive Pool and Municipal Pool which both will open at 11am.
Mayor Moe has also been advised that due to the recent heat wave and Code Red issued for tomorrow, July 7, 2012, Howard Transit and Connect-A-Ride buses will have red farebox covers on all farebox units and all riders can use the service for free during this Saturday’s hours of operation.
Mayor Moe wants the residents to be aware that power has been restored to the homes and businesses in Laurel with exception of about 40 homes. BG&E is currently working on those homes. Mayor Moe is pleased how well the City has been able to respond to this weather incident and appreciates the patience and strength of the residents following the storms of last week.
Mayor Moe joins City residents who look forward to the City’s Independence Day celebration Saturday, July 7. He encourages all participants to be aware of the weather reports for extreme high temperatures and to take all necessary precautions to prevent heat related illnesses. Mayor Moe added first aid services will be readily available for people to avail themselves if the need arises. He looks forward to a day of great events.