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The heat wave is expected to continue Wednesday, with temperatures forecasted to reach into the 90’s.

As temperatures rise so does your risk for heat related illness. Here’s what you’ll need to remember to keep you and your family safe during the heat and humidity.

• Limit strenuous activity outside during the hottest part of the day.
• If you have to work outside, try to take frequent breaks and get into air conditioning.
• Try to limit your time in direct sun.
• Check on elderly family members or neighbors.
• Everyone in the family needs to drink plenty of water, don’t wait until you are thirsty.

It’s also important to know, heat exhaustion typically impacts people working outside or those doing activities outside on hot and humid days. Some symptoms include pale, ashen or flushed skin, nausea, dizziness, or weakness.

The American Red Cross warns, if you have any of those symptoms, be sure to get into an air conditioned place and drink water or a sports drink.

Cooling centers will be essential during this heat wave, particularly if you don’t have air conditioning or it stops working today.

Here’s a list of places to go to cool down.

For more information on cooling centers, click here.

For the latest weather forecast, click here.


The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center
330 Park Avenue
Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday

Municipal pool

Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Recreational Swim, Wednesday and Thursday

6:00 – 8:00 pm, Family Swim, Wednesday and Thursday

Prosser Library
1 Tunxis Avenue
Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesday and Thursday

McMahon Wintonbury Library
1015 Blue Hills Avenue
Hours: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday


Cheshire Public Library

104 Main Street

Hours: M-Th: 9am-8:30pm; F: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-1pm

Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Avenue

Hours: M-F: 9am-4pm


Griswold Senior Center

22 Soule Street Jewett City

Hours: 8am-7pm (as needed due to extreme temperatures this week)


Miller Library

2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518

Hours: 10am – 9pm Monday-Wednesday and 10am-5:30pm Thursday-Saturday.

Cooling stations active at the following locations from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday.
Government Center – 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Whitneyville Library – 125 Carleton Street, Hamden, CT 06517
Community Branch Library – 91 Circular Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
Keefe Community Center – 11 Pine Street, Hamden, CT 06514

Weekend Locations:

Miller Library Complex – 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Police Department – 2900 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Fire Station 2 – 71 Circular Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
Fire Station 3 – 441 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
Fire Station 4 – 2372 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Fire Station 5 – 2993 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518Fire Station 9

245 Johnson Road, Hamden, CT 06518


North End Senior Center

80 Coventry Street

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm
South End Wellness Center

830 Maple Avenue

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm
Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue

Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

Public Pools will be open to families at the following locations:
Colt Park Pool

106 Wethersfield Avenue

Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Goodwin Pool, 1130 Maple Avenue

Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Keney Park Pool

Woodland Street Entrance

Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm

The Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors. Below are hours of operation:
Hartford Downtown Public Library

500 Main Street

Hours: Wed-Thurs 10:00am-8:00pm, Fri 10:00am-5:00pm

Albany Library Branch

1250 Albany Avenue

Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:30pm-5:00pm
Barbour Branch, 281 Barbour Street

Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue

Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue

Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
Mark Twain Branch, 55 Forest Street

Hours: Wed-Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm
Park Branch, 744 Park Street

Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
SANDS/Ropkins, 1750 Main Street

Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:30pm-5:00pm
Goodwin, 460 New Britain Avenue

Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
Blue Hills Branch, 649 Blue Hills Avenue

Hours: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm


Town of Madison Senior Center
29 Bradley Road
Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4pm


Middletown Russell Library,

123 Broad Street

Hours: M,F: 10am-6pm; T,Th: 10am-8pm; W: 1-8pm; Sat: 10am-2pm

Municipal Building Council Chambers

245 deKoven Drive

Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm

Middletown Police Department, Lobby, Main Street, open 24/7

Sites are handicapped accessible. Please do not bring pets.

Contact: Office of the Mayor at 860-638-4801

New Haven

New Haven Free Public Library Main Branch,

133 Elm Street

Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-8, Fri & Sat 10-5

Fair Haven Branch Library

182 Grand Avenue

Hours: Mon & Tues 10-6, Thurs 12-8

Mitchell Branch Library

37 Harrison Street

Hours: Mon 12-8, Wed & Thurs 10-6

Stetson Branch Library

200 Dixwell Avenue (in the Dixwell Plaza)

Hours: Mon & Tues 10-6, Wed 12-8

Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library

303 Washington Avenue

Hours: Tues 12-8, Wed & Thurs 10-6

Rocky Hill

Cory J. Belden Library
33 Church Street
Hours: M-Th: 10am-8pm; F: 10am-1pm; Sat: 10am-5pm


Cooling Centers available July 6-8, 2016 at:
Simsbury Public Library
(Lower Level Entrance)
725 Hopmeadow Street
Hours: W,Th: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; F: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Eno Memorial Hall
(Senior Center)
754 Hopmeadow Street
Hours: M: 8:30am-7pm; T-Th: 8:30am-4:30pm; F: 8:30am-1pm


Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd
Hours: M-F: 8:30am-9pm; weekends as needed

Glenbrook Community Center
35 Crescent Street
Hours: M-F: 8am-9pm; Sat,Sun: 8am-7pm

Jewish Community Center
1035 Newfield Avenue
Hours: M-Th: 5:30am-10pm; F: 5:30am-6pm; Sat,Sun: 7:30am-6pm

Chester Addison Community Center
245 Selleck Street
Hours: M-F: 8:30am-6:30pm; weekends as needed

Stamford Family YMCA
10 Bell Street
Hours: M-Th: 5am-10pm; F: 5am-9pm; Sat: 8am-5pm; Sun: 11am-4pm

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