With a forecast that calls for the temperature to reach 95 degrees today the Westchester County Health Department issued a heat advisory that led to Ossining and Peekskill opening up cooling stations in their areas.
The Village of Ossining’s Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway will serve as the cooling center for residents in the Village of Ossining until 10 p.m.
The Peekskill designated cooling center is at the Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Avenue, and is open to the public every day until 10 p.m. each night.
The Health Department advises people to avoid strenuous activity, drink plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids, wear light weight clothing and take precautions against suffering heat-related illness.
Neighbors are asked to check on elderly residents to make sure they are safe and pets should be brought inside and be given plenty of water.