Belton Police Department opens cooling station
June 29, 2018—Belton, MO– With temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees this weekend, the Belton Police Department will open its lobby to residents and senior citizens seeking relief from the heat. The temporary cooling station at 7001 E. 163rd St. in Belton will be staffed by police department officers and employees. Bottled water will be available.
“The Belton Police Department wants to do all it can to help residents, particularly senior citizens, stay cool and reduce chances of heat exhaustion, dehydration and health issues related to the heat,” Belton Police Chief James Person said. “We understand not everyone has the luxury of air conditioning, so we’re making the Police Department administration building lobby available on an as-needed basis until this heat wave eases.”
Belton citizens are encouraged to check on sick and elderly neighbors who may not have air conditioning. Residents are asked to call 816-331-1500 to report weather-related concerns or 911 to report emergencies caused by excess temperatures.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:
Belton City Manager Alexa Barton | firstname.lastname@example.org | 816-331-4331