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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 11/25/2014 10:55:23 AM
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
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Excessive Heat Warning Issued for the City of Alexandria

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire Washington, DC metropolitan region, including the City of Alexandria, until 9 p.m. on June 29. The hot temperatures, combined with high humidity, will cause heat indices to reach 110-115 degrees. An Excessive Heat Watch will remain in effect through Saturday evening, and an extended heat wave could last through July 5.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat-related illnesses can occur. Children, the elderly, and people with chronic ailments are usually the first to suffer from the heat. Heat exhaustion, cramps, or in extreme cases, heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure to these conditions.

During extended heat waves, people are advised to:

  • stay indoors and limit exposure to the sun;
  • drink plenty of water;
  • wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing;
  • check on neighbors that may be at risk or do not have access to air conditioning; and
  • keep children and pets indoors.

Cooling Centers. A number of air-conditioned City facilities are available. Most City recreation centers are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on their locations, visit All City libraries are open today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a complete listing of City libraries, visit

Pools. The City’s Old Town (1609 Cameron St.) and Warwick (3301 Landover St.) swimming pools provide relief from the effects of excessive heat. For more information about these and other City pools, visit

For more information on remaining healthy in the heat, visit