Cooling centers throughout Connecticut will be open this week to help residents cope with the heat over the next few days.
Temperatures are forecast to hit 90 degrees at least into Saturday. An air quality alert has been issued for Wednesday along the shoreline from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. That means people with sensitive breathing conditions should stay inside as much as possible.
The town of Cheshire opened these spots:
In East Hartford, Mayor Marcia Leclerc opened the following cooling centers:
The mayor's office in Bristol posted these cooling centers:
Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., 860-584-7787. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am-8pm
Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, 860-584-7790. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-8pm
Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave. 860-584-7895. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Simsbury town officials said they are opening the following cooling centers to the public:
Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., 860 658-7663 Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Eno Memorial Hall, 754 Hopmeadow St., 860 658-3273 Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday 8:30 am – 1 pm
For more information, Simsbury residents can reach out to the Simsbury Social Services Department at 860 658-3283.
New London city officials said they are opening the following cooling centers to the public:
Splash pads are available at the following locations:
Simple ways authorities have advised residents to beat the heat include:
Symptoms of heat-related illnesses include the following:
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