Fort Bend County Libraries Open as Cooling Centers as Power Outages Continue, Plus More Places to Cool Off
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Fort Bend County Libraries Open as Cooling Centers as Power Outages Continue, Plus More Places to Cool Off

July 09 2024

Updated: Friday, July 12, 2024 at 7:56 AM CT

In response to the extensive power outages caused by Hurricane Beryl, Fort Bend County Libraries have announced the opening of several branches as cooling centers from Wednesday, July 10. This initiative is intended to provide some respite from the sweltering heat for residents grappling with the aftermath of the hurricane.

The US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston has issued another Heat Advisory for Friday, July 12, with heat index values up to 106°F. 

The following library branches will open their doors from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday through Saturday:

Library Branch Address
Albert George Branch 9230 Gene St, Needville, TX 77461
First Colony Branch 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479
George Memorial Library 1001 Golfview Dr, Richmond, TX 77469
Mamie George Branch 320 Dulles Ave, Stafford, TX 77477
Mission Bend Branch 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd, Houston, TX 77083
The University Branch 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479


According to the Fort Bend County Libraries system, all other library branches remain closed until further notice.

Along with these Fort Bend County Libraries branches, the following Harris County Public Library branches will be open to provide relief from the heat:

Additionally, several other locations in Fort Bend County, as previously reported by My Neighborhood News, continue to operate as cooling centers. These include:

In a move to ensure the safety and comfort of residents affected by the hurricane, Building C at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, located at 4310 Hwy. 36 South, Rosenberg, TX 77471, will continue to function 24/7 as a shelter until further notice as declared by the Fort Bend County officials. For more details, see this article previously published by My Neighborhood News.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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