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The Town of Southington Cooling Center Information

With the anticipated stretch of 90+ temps this week we will have both the Calendar House and Library designated as cooling centers through Friday during their normal hours.

Residents can go to the Calendar House or the Library during regular business hours.

Cooling Center Hours are as Follows
Calendar House - 388 Pleasant Street
Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Southington Public Library - 255 Main Street
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This information will also be posted on: 2-1-1 & Southington Police Department's Facebook and theTown of Southington Website See Heat Safety Tips attached to the notification

Heat Relate Saftey Tips

Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During
conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as the Southington
or Plainville Public Library, or large stores and shopping malls. The Libraries will be available
during their normal scheduled hours of operations.

Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine,
alcohol or too much sugar because they can cause you to lose excessive fluids from the body.

Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Wear a hat. Avoid dark colors because they
absorb the sun's rays.

Wear sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 15 or higher. Apply the sunscreen at least 30 minutes
before going outside.

Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. Postpone
outdoor games and activities.

Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors, and use a buddy system when working in
excessive heat.

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.

Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. Check on your animals frequently to
ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include pale and clammy skin, heavy perspiration, dizziness,
weakness, headache or cramps, nausea and fainting. Seek medical attention immediately if the
symptoms are severe or the victim has a history of heart problems or high blood pressure.
Otherwise help the victim cool off and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer
than an hour.

Symptoms of heat stroke, which can be caused by over-exposure to direct sunlight, are high body
temperature, skin that is red and dry, rapid pulse, and loss of consciousness. Heat stroke can lead
to death if untreated. An individual with any of these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

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