After the temperature has hit 90 degrees two days in a row, several towns and cities have opened cooling centers to help residents beat the heat.
An air quality alert was issued for the whole state Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Here is a list of cooling centers. They can also be found here.
Malloy provided this website with tips on how to safe safe under extreme heat.
Also, there are splash pads throughout the state for people looking to beat the heat. Here is a full list:
Colt Park Pool, 106 Wethersfield Avenue, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Goodwin Park pool, 1130 Maple Avenue, 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 .p.m.
Keney Park Pool, Woodland Street entrance, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gov. Dannel Malloy sought to remind people that cooling centers can be found by dialing the state's 211 hotline.
“A few simple steps can greatly reduce heat-related issues, especially for the elderly, the very young, and people with respiratory ailments who are more susceptible to the effects of high temperatures,” Malloy said. “Many towns have opened cooling centers across the state. Any resident looking for a place to cool off should call 2-1-1 to find out where their closest cooling center is located.”
“We are expecting air quality that will impact all of our citizens especially the most vulnerable residents - children, the elderly and those with respiratory disease such as asthma,” said Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee.
“It will also impact healthy adults working or exercising outdoors – to minimize health impacts while working outdoors avoid prolonged strenuous activity and best if you exercise before noon or after 8 p.m.,” he continued.
“On poor air quality days, people with respiratory conditions should avoid prolonged periods of time outdoors by staying in cool, air conditioned indoor environments," said Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino.
How to be prepared for extreme heat conditions:
Signs/Symptoms of heat stroke:
“The weather’s turning very hot and humid, and I urge residents to stay indoors as much as possible, stay cool, drink plenty of water, and feel free to make use of the cooling centers located across the city,” said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. “Along with our libraries and outdoor pools, the cooling centers are available to any resident who needs to find some relief from the heat.”
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