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City of Burlington to Open Three Cooling Stations during Peak of Heat Wave

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2018
Contact:  Katie Vane

                  802.734.0617

 

City of Burlington to Open Three Cooling Stations during Peak of Heat Wave

 

Burlington, VT – Due to extreme high temperatures approaching 100 degrees expected this coming Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2, the City is organizing and operating three public cooling spaces throughout the City to ensure access to air conditioning for anyone who needs it during the peak hours of heat.

 

The following buildings will be open to the public:

 

Fletcher Free Library                                           Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
235 College Street                                                    Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

                                                         

The Miller Center Community Room             Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

130 Gosse Ct                                                              Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

The Burlington Police Department                 Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Community Room                                                  Monday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm                                          

1 North Avenue

 

Please note that any children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Extreme heat can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration. All residents are encouraged to take extra precautions to stay safe, including staying hydrated and staying indoors in air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day.

 

Additionally, checking in on neighbors and those particularly vulnerable to the heat, including seniors and those with medical conditions, and offering help with transportation to cooling stations if needed, can help ensure that everyone in our community stays safe during this extreme weather.

 

Health and Safety Tips:

  • Stay out of the sun, especially during the hottest parts of the day (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
  • Wear light clothing
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Use sunscreen of SPF 15 or above
  • Never leave your children or pets in the car

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Press Release Date: 
06/29/2018
City Department: 
Mayor's Office