Richmond’s heat dome is only getting hotter this weekend

“Richmond has been under a heat dome this week, with heat indexes (a feels-like temperature that accounts for humidity, though not direct sun) into the 90s every day — and it’s expected to only get hotter this weekend.

The National Weather Service says to use “extreme caution” when the heat index is over 90 degrees Fahrenheit: That means you should limit physical activity in the sunlight and stay hydrated.

But not everyone has an easy way out of the elements.

Taylor Neeley is the outreach services director at Daily Planet Health Services, which serves the city’s unhoused population. Daily Planet helps people who don’t have access to their own air conditioning get connected to services like city-run cooling stations.”

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