SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hot and humid conditions are moving across the U.S., and we are feeling it here in Western Massachusetts.
Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield said: “it’s very important in extreme weather conditions that we afford those in need of assistance, especially our seniors and those dealing with medical challenges, these accommodations.”
Mayor Sarno and the Commissioner of Health and Human services are helping residents stay cool by opening cooling centers throughout the city.
Heat stress is a serious condition that poses a health threat to many people. Those with high blood pressure, and certain health conditions, are especially at greater risk.
In extremely hot weather, here are some tips to stay cool:
- Stay indoors as much as possible.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat a well-balanced meal.
- Limit your exercise.
- Stay in the shade.
- Limit your alcohol intake
For your furry friends:
- Never leave them in a hot car.
- Keep them hydrated.
Here is a list of the cooling centers:
- Brightwood 359 Plainfield St. Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday, Closed
- East Forest Park 122 Island Pond Rd. Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm
- East Springfield 21 Osborne Terr. Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm
- Forest Park 380 Belmont Ave. Friday, 1pm-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm
- Indian Orchard 44 Oak St. Friday, 1pm-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm
- Library Express at Pine Point 204 Boston Rd. Firday, 1pm-5pm
- Mason Square 765 State Street, Friday, 1pm-5pm Saturday, 11am-3pm
- Sixteen Acres 1187 Parker St., Friday, 1pm-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm
- Greenleaf Community Center 1187 1/2 Parker St. Friday, 9am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-6pm
- Hungry Hill Senior Center 773 Liberty Street Friday, 8am-4pm
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