Cooling Centers Open in Response to Weather

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Weather forecasters are calling for high temperatures for the next couple of days. Hot weather is dangerous; elderly people, infants, and people with chronic medical conditions are especially prone to overheating.

If you don’t have adequate AC, you may go to any of the following cooling centers which will be available today and tomorrow:

  • Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 South Villa Ave, Annapolis (10:00 – 4:00)
  • Annapolis Regional Library, 1410 West St, Annapolis (10:00-6:00)
  • Broadneck Community Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr, Annapolis (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr, Annapolis (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd, Arnold (10:00 – 4:00)
  • Brooklyn Park Community Library, 1 East 11th Avenue, Baltimore (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Northern District Police Community Room, 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park (10:00 – 4:00)
  • Crofton Community Library, 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Deale Community Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Edgewater Community Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater (10:00 – 6:00)
  • South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater (10:00 – 4:00)
  • Southern District Police Community Room, 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie (10:00 – 4:00)
  • Linthicum Community Library, 400 Shipley Road, Linthicum (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Maryland City at Russett Community Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel (10:00 – 6:00)
  • O’Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton (10:00 – 4:00)
  • Western District Police Community Room, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Mountain Road Community Library, 4730 Mountain Road, Pasadena (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Eastern District Police Community Room, 204 Pasadena Rd, Pasadena (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Riviera Beach Community Library, 1130 Duvall Highway, Pasadena (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena (10:00 – 4:00)
  • Severn Community Library, 2624 Annapolis Road, Severn (10:00 – 6:00)
  • Severna Park Community Library, 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park (10:00 – 6:00)

Visiting children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Residents requiring transportation to any cooling center should contact the Department of Aging and Disabilities during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at 410-222-0022.

Fire Chief David L. Stokes Sr. warns of the problems that come with the extreme heat, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. He said that crews usually experience an increase in medical calls during extended periods of hot weather.

“Heat-related illnesses are preventable,” Chief Stokes said. “The important thing is to stay well hydrated. The best fluid to drink when you are sweating is water. It’s also important to be sensible about how much you exert yourself in hot weather. The hotter and more humid it is, the harder the body has to fight to cool itself.”