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HAD to open temporary night heat shelters

     The Home Affairs Department will open 14 temporary night heat shelters tonight (August 27) for people in need of refuge from the heat.

     The centres will be open from 10.30pm until 8am tomorrow.

     Anyone seeking temporary refuge may call the Department's enquiries hotline before midnight on 2835 1473 for more information.

     The 14 night heat shelters are located at:

Hong Kong Districts:

Central and Western -
Sai Ying Pun Community Hall
3/F, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex,
2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun

Eastern / Wan Chai -
Causeway Bay Community Centre
3/F, 7 Fook Yum Road, Causeway Bay

Kowloon Districts:

Kowloon City -
To Kwa Wan Kaifong Welfare Association
56 Kowloon City Road, To Kwa Wan

Kwun Tong -
Lam Tin (West) Community Centre
71 Kai Tin Road, Lam Tin, Kowloon

Sham Shui Po -
Shek Kip Mei Community Hall
Block 42, Shek Kip Mei Estate
Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po

Wong Tai Sin -
Tsz Wan Shan (South) Estate Community Centre
Hall, G/F, Wan Wah Street, Tsz Wan Shan

Yau Tsim Mong -
Henry G Leong Yaumatei Community Centre
60 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei

New Territories Districts:

Kwai Tsing -
Kwai Shing Community Hall
Podium, Block 6, Kwai Shing West Estate, Kwai Chung

North -
Cheung Wah Community Hall
Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling

Tai Po -
Tai Po Community Centre
2 Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po

Tsuen Wan -
Lei Muk Shue Community Hall
Lei Muk Shue Estate, Tsuen Wan

Tuen Mun -
Butterfly Bay Community Centre (near Tip Sum House)
Butterfly Estate, Tuen Mun

Yuen Long -
Long Ping Community Hall
Long Ping Estate, Yuen Long

Yuen Long -
Tin Yiu Community Centre
Tin Yiu Estate, Tin Shui Wai

     The heat shelters will resume their function as either a community centre or a community hall in the day time for hire by the local community and cannot continue to be open as heat shelters. People may also take refuge from the heat during the day time in the common areas in any of the department's community centres.

     About 40 community centres are available from 9am to 10pm. Drinking water and cups are provided in the venues. For addresses of the community centres, please browse the department's webpage: .

Ends/Monday, August 27, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:02


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