SOMERSET COUNTY COOLING CENTERS OPEN

Westover, Maryland – With temperatures in the upper 90’s and heat index forecasted over 100 degrees, the following sites will be open this week in Somerset County to help residents stay cool:

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

            10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday

            410-651-0852                

            Crisfield Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield)

            10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m. on Friday

            410-968-0955 

            Somerset Senior Services Center (MAC Center)

            (8928 Sign Post Road, Suite 3, Westover)

             8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday only)

            410-651-3400 

            Woodrow Wilson Community Center (119 S 7th St, Crisfield)

            8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            410-968-2668          

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. Remember to drink more fluids, but avoid alcohol and high sugar drinks. When going out, never leave anyone, especially infants or young children, or animals in a closed, parked vehicle for even a few minutes.  Residents are urged to check on their neighbors especially the elderly and those without air conditioning. 

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

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