Somerset County Cooling Centers to Open

Westover, Maryland – With temperatures in the upper 90’s and the heat index forecasted over 100 degrees this week, the following sites will be open 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, until 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
           410-651-0852
             
           Crisfield Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield)
           10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Monday – Thursday, until 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
           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 and Thursday
            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.somersethealth.org or www.facebook.com/somersethealthmd.

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