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:

            Lower Somerset Rescue and Ambulance Squad (2 Mill Lane, Crisfield)
            10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
            410-968-2000

            St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (9100 Deal Island Road, Wenona)
            2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Monday.  All are welcomed.

            Greenwood Elementary School Gymnasium (11412 Dryden Road, Princess Anne)
             4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday 
             10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday                       

Masks will be required for entry and all will be screened prior to entering. Residents will need to bring their own mask, food, beverages, and medications. Please be sure to social distance while at the cooling center.  CDC guidelines will be followed. 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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