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Free water, cooling shelter available in Goochland

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jun 21, 2015

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- Free water and a cooling shelter were made available to Goochland residents who lost power during Saturday 's storm. More than 2,500 customers remained without power in Goochland Sunday afternoon as temperatures reached the 90s.

""We have no water, we can't flush the toilets," Goochland resident John Hughes said at the county's cooling shelter. " We have a barrel on the back porch -- It's too hot, the humidity is crazy."

Residents who are in need of drinking water went to Fire – Rescue Station # 5 (2710 Fairground Road). There they were able to fill containers with potable water. Residents must bring their own containers.

The county will also be opening a Cooling Center. It will be located at Fire-Rescue Station #5 (2710 Fireground Rd). The center will open at 2 p.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. There was no food available so residents should be self-sufficient.

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