HAD to open temporary night heat shelters
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     ‚ÄčThe Home Affairs Department will open 19 temporary night heat shelters tonight (September 13) for people in need of the service.
 
     The shelters will be open from 10.30pm until 8am tomorrow.
 
     For further information, please call the department's hotline before midnight on 2572 8427.
 
     The 19 night heat shelters are located at:
 
Hong Kong Districts:
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Central and Western -
Sai Ying Pun Community Complex Community Hall*
3/F, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex
2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
 
Eastern -
Causeway Bay Community Centre*
3/F, 7 Fook Yum Road, Causeway Bay
 
Southern -
Wah Kwai Community Centre
Wah Kwai Estate, Kellett Bay
 
Wan Chai -
Wan Chai Activities Centre
LG/F, Wan Chai Market, 258 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
 
Kowloon Districts:
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Kowloon City -
Hung Hom Community Hall*
1/F, Kowloon City Government Offices
42 Bailey Street, Hung Hom
 
Kwun Tong -
Sai Tso Wan Neighbourhood Community Centre
81 Cha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong
 
Sham Shui Po -
Shek Kip Mei Community Hall*
G/F, Block 42, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Sham Shui Po
 
Wong Tai Sin -
Tsz Wan Shan (South) Estate Community Centre
45 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:
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Islands -
Tung Chung North Park (Zone B) Activity Room
29 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung
 
Kwai Tsing -
Kwai Shing Community Hall
Podium, Block 6, Kwai Shing West Estate, Kwai Chung
 
North -
Cheung Wah Community Hall
Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling
 
Sai Kung -
King Lam Neighbourhood Community Centre
King Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O
 
Sha Tin -
Lung Hang Estate Community Centre
Lung Hang Estate, Sha Tin
 
Tai Po -
Tai Po Community Centre
2 Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po
 
Tsuen Wan -
Lei Muk Shue Community Hall
G/F, Hong Shue House, Lei Muk Shue Estate, Tsuen Wan
 
Tuen Mun -
Butterfly Bay Community Centre
Butterfly Estate (near Tip Sum House), 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
    
     From September 1 to 30, the Home Affairs Department is running a pilot scheme to open five selected temporary night heat shelters (i.e. the above-mentioned five temporary night heat shelters marked with an asterisk) for people in need, regardless of whether the Very Hot Weather Warning has been issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. 
 
     For the 14 temporary night heat shelters not covered by the pilot scheme, their opening will still be subject to the issuing of the Very Hot Weather Warning. If the Very Hot Weather Warning remains in force at 4.30pm after being issued, the heat shelters will open from 10.30pm until 8am the next day. If the Very Hot Weather Warning is cancelled before 4.30pm, the heat shelters will not open overnight that day.
 
     The temporary night heat shelters will resume their functions as community centres or community halls in the daytime for hire by the local community.
      
     People may choose to take refuge from the heat during the daytime in the common areas of the designated community centres and community halls. For the addresses of these designated community centres and community halls, please browse the following document: www.had.gov.hk/file_manager/en/documents/public_services/emergency_services/List_CH_CC_Day_E.pdf.

Ends/Monday, September 13, 2021
Issued at HKT 17:00

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