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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cooling Centers Open Today...


The following is a press release from the City of Somerville...

Due to the forecast of high heat and humidity indices beginning on Wednesday, July 20th and lasting through the weekend, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced that the City will open two cooling centers effective immediately. Centers are located at the Senior Centers at 167 Holland Street and 9 New Washington Street (Ralph & Jenny Center). Water will be available at each Center. Weather forecasts call for temperatures into the 90’s through Saturday, with high humidity and heat indices of over 100 degrees. Residents are advised to avoid exposure to the extreme heat, to drink plenty of water, and restrict unnecessary outdoor activity. Mayor Curtatone and the Somerville Council on Aging also urge residents to check on the welfare of family members and neighbors, particularly senior citizens, young children, or those who have physical limitations. If you experience health-related or safety emergencies, please call 911 immediately.

Cooling Centers will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, and may be extended into Friday if necessary.

Residents are advised to call 311, check the City’s cable channel (15 & 16 on Comcast, 13 & 16 on RCN), the City website (http://www.somervillema.gov/) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/SomervilleCity) for updates and information.

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