Cooling locations available

Cooling Locations for Residents
Posted on 06/28/2021

Cooling stations are available to Cheshire residents at the following locations and times on Monday through Thursday during this week’s extreme heat: 

The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street,
from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Town Hall lobby, 84 South Main Street,
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Masks are required in all buildings  for cooling station visitors

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

Visit the following websites for more information:

Residents with further questions can call the Town Manager's Office at 203-271-6660 or the Fire Department at 203-272-1828.

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