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With temperatures and the heat index expected in the high two digits and three digits over the next couple of days, the City of Petersburg is opening its Comfort Station on Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13, 2021, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. The Petersburg Transit Station located at 100 West Washington Street serves as the City’s Comfort Station. City residents can access the cool location equipped with air conditioning and water.All people entering the Transit Center must wear masks. Food and pets (except service animals) are not allowed. The doors to the Transit Center will be open on Union Street and the Operations side (bus boarding area). The Washington Street doors will be closed.The City is also asking its residents to check on their neighbors, especially senior citizens and people who have health problems during this period of extreme heat. For emergencies, please call 911.
The following are helpful tips to manage the heat’s effects: