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City of Pittsburgh opens cooling centers due to intense heat, humidity

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Due to some intense heat and humidity, the city of Pittsburgh has opened five of its cooling centers as forecasted temperatures look to exceed 90 degrees. 

The following centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9:

Beechview Healthy Active Living Community Center 
1555 Broadway Avenue 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15216 

Greenfield Healthy Active Living Community Center 
745 Greenfield Avenue 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217 

Homewood Healthy Active Living Community Center 
7321 Frankstown Road 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15208 

Sheraden Healthy Active Living Community Center 
720 Sherwood Avenue 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15204 

South Side Healthy Active Living Community Center 
12th & Bingham Streets
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203 

A Code Orange Air Quality Action Day has been issued for most of the Pittsburgh area.

The Department of Environmental Protection says the impacted area includes Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Washington counties.

The air quality alert has been issued through 4 p.m. Monday. 

On air quality action days, young children, older people, and those who generally suffer from breathing problems are recommended to limit outdoor activities. 

Aside from locations on this list, you can visit to find cooling centers nearby.

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