Saturday, July 31, 1999

Get help from the heat

        These are some sources of help for Tristate residents during the heat wave:

        • Transportation to and from Cincinnati's 28 cool centers is available from the city's Employment and Training Division, 591-6000.

        • Bus tokens are available at the cool centers for Metro rides back home, 621-4455.

        • Vouchers to buy fans and air conditioners and assistance to pay utility bills are available for people in families earning 150 percent of the poverty level or less, from the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, 751-2624.

        • In Butler County, SELF (Supports to Encourage Low-income Families) will provide fans, or air conditioners to those with medical conditions, to families below 150 percent of the federal poverty level . To apply for the fans or air conditioners, call 868-9300 in Hamilton or (888) 432-7022 in the Middletown area.

        • The Cincinnati Recreation Commission will extend hours at swimming pools, 352-4001.

        • Brighton Center, 741 Central Ave., Newport, is accepting donations of fans and air conditioners and is available as a cool center from 8 30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 431-5649, extensions 2308 or 2300.

        • Senior and health centers throughout Northern Kentucky have opened centers, Monday through Friday. For information, call the center in your neighborhood of Catholic Social Services, 581-8974.

        • Taylor Mill Fire Station, 5225 Taylor Mill Road, offers a 24-hour cool center.

City roasts in 101 heat
Sweat rolls on city from dawn to dusk
Heat hurts animals, crops
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Tips on staying cool
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