The Northern Westchester Examiner

Cooling Centers Open in Croton, Peekskill and Ossining

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With temperatures expected to hit above 90 degrees this weekend, representatives from Croton, Peekskill and Ossining have announced that cooling centers will be open so residents can get away from the heat.

The Peekskill cooling center, located at the Neighborhood Center across from City Hall on the corner of Nelson Avenue and Main Street, will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is not currently scheduled to be open on Sunday.

“We will not have the center open on Sunday,” said Brian Havranek, Peekskill’s acting city manager. ” I need to conserve where we can for really hot days this summer.”

Village officials in Croton have ordered that a cooling center in the Community Room at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building be open all weekend until at least Monday morning.

However officials warn that village personnel will not be on site and residents who go the center bring any water, food and other supplies that might be needed while staying at the cooling center.

In Ossining the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center is a cooling center and is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The pool is open daily and on Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

Extreme heat effects the very young, elderly and infirm quickly. People are urged to check on your ill and elderly neighbors and relatives and call 9-1-1 when needed.

It is also recommended to limit outdoor activity when possible, dress lightly and stay hydrated.

Officials also suggest using caution when using a automobile a a personal cooling center as carbon monoxide level can build up inside an enclosed vehicle left idling for a prolonged period of time.




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