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.”


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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



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