FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 10, 2021

 

Media Contact 

Kyleigh Beaver

443-783-0621 – cell

kyleigh.beaver@maryland.gov

 

SOMERSET COUNTY COOLING CENTERS OPEN 

 

Westover, Maryland – Somerset County residents seeking relief from the intense heat in the coming days can visit the following locations to stay cool.  

 

Princess Anne Library (11767 Beechwood St., Princess Anne)

10:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 

10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 

410-651-0852

Crisfield Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield)

10:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 

10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

410-968-0955

 

Residents should take their own food, beverages, and medications to the cooling centers. Pets are not allowed. 

 

The Somerset County Emergency Management and the Somerset County Health Department urge area residents to take the heat seriously and to take appropriate steps to stay safe.  Here are some tips to stay cool:

    • Drink more water than usual
    • Avoid alcohol and beverages with high amount of sugar
    • Stay in the shade
    • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing
    • Take cool showers or baths
  • Test your generator to see if it’s ready for use. Be sure to have sufficient fuel and supplies in case of a power outage. Never use a generator inside your home 

 

For more information about extreme heat and more tips on how to stay cool, visit somersethealth.org or cdc.gov/extremeheat. 

 

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