Monday’s weather is, as Capital Weather Gang gently puts it, disgusting. It’s hot and humid, with temperatures creeping up to about 97 degrees.

And for many people in the city without easy access to cooling shelters, the weather can be dangerous.

If you see someone in the District who needs to be transported to a cooling center, call the hyperthermia hotline at 1-800-535-7252. Water will be provided to those being transported.

The D.C. government implements its Heat Emergency Plan when the temperature or heat index reaches 95 degrees. The following cooling centers will be open to the public starting at noon Monday:

  • One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.
  • Frank D. Reeves Center (lobby), 2000 14th St. NW.
  • King Office Building (lobby), 3720 Martin Luther King Ave. SE

The city’s libraries and pools are also open during their normal hours.

There also are specially designated shelters for homeless people and seniors who do not have air conditioning in their homes. See a list of these shelters and read the full Heat Emergency Plan here.