Due to the forecasted weather conditions for this upcoming weekend, Wilton officials say the Comstock Community Center will be open as a cooling center on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Residents can use the gym and classrooms. The Senior Center will also be open. A building monitor will be on hand.
Sherman officials say the senior center will be available and cool from 9am to 8pm today through Sunday.
In Redding, the community center will be open 9am to 8 pm Friday, 10am to noon Saturday and 8:30am to 2pm Sunday. The library is open Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm.
New Milford is set to open the Town Cooling station at 25 Church Street on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Opening hours vary--5pm on Friday and 1pm on the weekend, with the facility closing at 8pm each evening.
Staying cool and hydrated is the key to staying healthy and safe in a heat wave. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell says several facilities will be open as cooling centers during normal operating hours including Mahopac Library, Patterson Rec Center and Putnam Valley Senior Center.
A heat-related illness can affect anyone–even those who are young and physically fit, but those at highest risk are infants, young children and the elderly. During hot weather, especially when it lasts a few days or longer, outdoor activities are best done in the early morning or evening hours when it is coolest.