Cooling Stations Now Through Next Week

Cooling Stations Now Through Next Week

Cooling stations are available to Cheshire residents during this week’s extreme heat at the following locations and times for the next week:

•The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue: 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

•The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Saturday)

•Town Hall lobby, 84 South Main Street: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Here are some tips from the Red Cross to stay safe in the heatwave:

-Listen to a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).

-Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.

-Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.

-Eat small meals and eat more often.

-Avoid extreme temperature changes.

-Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.

-Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.

-Postpone outdoor games and activities.

-Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.

-Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.

-Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.

-Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

Residents with questions should visit the following websites for more information: Residents with further questions should call the Town Managers Office at (203) 271-6660 or the Fire Department at (203) 272-1828.


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