Advertisements

Too Damn Hot: Local Towns Offer Sweat Free Help

Bristol Public Library

Central Connecticut is in for a scorcher this week. New England is a land of epic weather. In a single year, we can experience hurricanes, tornados, floods, droughts, blizzards, and a heat index in the triple digits.

Most people enjoy sunny weather, but extreme heat can seriously damage your health or even be fatal.

During a heatwave, when the temperature stays high day after day, it is important that you look after yourself properly.

WFSB reports “The heat and humidity will rise to dangerous levels this weekend, especially by Sunday.  Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and hotter.  We are forecasting a high of 96 degrees for the Greater Hartford Area.  The humidity will rise a little higher, but it still won’t be out of control.  The heat index (what you feel) could rise close to 100 degrees.

Sunday will be the worst day.  Temperatures away from the coast will rise close to 100 degrees and the humidity will continue to rise.  The heat index could reach 105-110 degrees, which is dangerous heat!  Weather alerts for dangerous heat and poor air quality will likely be issued!  The sky will be mostly sunny Sunday, but there will be a noticeable increase in the amount of haze.  Despite the building heat and humidity, the risk of thunderstorms will be quite low throughout the weekend.”

Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu posted on Facebook that:

Heat and humidity levels are expected to rise over the next few days. For the Weekend, The Bristol Public Library – Main Branch at 5 High Street, is open as a cooling center on Friday 8:30-5pm, Saturday 8:30am-5pm & closed on Sunday, reopening Monday-Thursday, 8:30-8:00pm and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. The library is open Saturday as a cooling center only – there are no programs or ability to check out books or other materials.

The Bristol Parks and Recreation reports all splash pads are open from 11am – 6pm and the two outdoor pools at Page and Rockwell Park, are also open from 11am -7pm.

Price Chopper’s Food Court is open 24 hours and the manager, Mr. Martini, has graciously offered their location as a Cooling Center.

Our friends at the Disabled American Veterans at 191 Riverside Avenue will also be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm noon until 5pm and welcome Bristol residents to come cool off there. They are air conditioned, handicapped accessible and have Wi-Fi.

As a reminder kindly check on family and/or elderly neighbors. Keep hydrated and remember, animals shouldn’t be left outside in the heat, or left in vehicles.

We are hoping to add to this list so keep checking back for additional locations.

Ted Shafer, First Selectman of Burlington said “With the expected high temperatures over the next week, should you require a cooling shelter please contact Burlington’s Emergency Management Director, Ron Roberts at (860) 882-2379.  If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911.”

Advertisements

Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61

McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 restaurants after parasite sickens dozens

McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 restaurants after parasite sickens dozens

SILVER SPRING, MD — An outbreak of cyclospora linked to McDonald’s salads has sickened at least 61 people in seven states, federal health officials said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration is working with McDonald’s to identify the salad ingredients making people sick and trace them through the supply chain. As a precaution, McDonald’s has stopped selling the salads in 3,000 fast food restaurants in 14 states to try to contain the outbreak, the FDA said. The states are Illinois, […]

UK’s Theresa May: Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit

UK’s Theresa May: Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit

LONDON — Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain’s impending exit from the bloc. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.” Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May said with an amused expression: “He told me I should sue the […]

Air Force’s Thunderbirds headline New England Air and Space Show

Air Force’s Thunderbirds headline New England Air and Space Show

CHICOPEE, Mass. – Tens of thousands of people got up bright and early for the Great New England Air and Space show, but guests say they didn’t mind as the show did not disappoint. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds precision aerial demonstration team is scheduled to perform Saturday and Sunday at the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. It’s the first time the Thunderbirds have performed at Westover in a decade. There are 18 different aerial acts each day, including […]

The new GE still faces many old problems

The new GE still faces many old problems

BOSTON –  General Electric has embarked on a sweeping makeover aimed at returning the iconic company to greatness.  In 2016, the company moved its headquarters from Fairfield to Boston, although the company still thousands of employees in the Connecticut. Wall Street loved GE’s decision to break itself apart by getting rid of its health care, oil and gas and locomotive businesses. The beaten-down stock enjoyed its best day in three years as GE promised to simplify itself and clean up the […]

1 Comment on Too Damn Hot: Local Towns Offer Sweat Free Help

  1. Anonymous // 07/01/2018 at 8:47 PM //

    Thanks so much for sharing!kompyuteran

    Like

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.