Westover, Maryland – With a heat advisory until 7:00pm tonight, August 28, the Somerset County libraries will be open as cooling centers to help residents stay cool:

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

          10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.



          Crisfield Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield)

          10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


 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, 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/somersethd





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