Cooling Stations Reminder

Cooling Stations Reminder
Posted on 08/20/2021
Reminder:  cooling stations are available to Cheshire residents during extreme heat at the following locations and times, as needed.

Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Town Hall Lobby, 84 South Main Street, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Check the following websites for more information:

http://www.ready.gov/heat

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/heat-wave-safety.html 


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

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
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