People cool off in air-raid shelters
into three rooms for reading, playing poker and dancing.”
The shelter is the only one in the city that’s open all year. Others are open daily from July 15 to late August.
“Many people come to the shelter around 9:30 am and don’t leave until it closes at 5 pm,” said Chen Ya, who is retired. “Some even bring lunch.”
Other cities, such as Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Fuzhou, Fujian province, and Chengdu, Sichuan province have also opened their air-raid shelters to the public.
According to the National Meteorological Center, heat will continue to grip parts of eastern, northern and southern China. Temperatures in some parts are expected to hit 37 to 40 degrees.