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Mayor Segarra & Fire Chief Casares Announce Cooling Center Hours for July 17, 2012

5 Locations to Be Open at 9AM Tomorrow

(July 16, 2012) – With temperatures expected to be into the upper 90's tomorrow, July 17, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Fire Chief Edward Casares, Jr. have ordered the opening of five cooling centers in the City of Hartford.

The following cooling centers will open at 9:00AM and will close at 8:00PM:

  • North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street
  • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue
  • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue
  • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street
  • Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth Street

Mayor Segarra also reminded residents that the four community pools will also be open from 9AM-8PM tomorrow, with open swim from 1PM-5PM (height restrictions apply and all swimmers must have a proper bathing suit and towel):

  • Colt Park Pool (36 inch height requirement)
  • Goodwin Park Pool (50 inch height requirement)
  • Keney Park Pool (36 inch height requirement)
  • Pope Park Pool (36 inch height requirement

“Tomorrow has the potential to be one of the hottest days of the year; coupled with high humidity, it is important that everyone take proper precautions, limit outside activities, wear loose fitting clothing and take time to check on loved ones and friends who might be homebound to ensure that they are okay,” said Mayor Segarra.

Members of the Hartford Fire Department’s Special Services Unit will be disseminating cold water to citizens at public transportation bus stops throughout Connecticut’s Capital City during peak high temperature periods. An air quality alert will also be in effect for the Hartford area due to high levels of ozone in the air.

The Mayor and Fire Chief also reminded residents and visitors to stay hydrated (while avoiding liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar); avoid being out in the sun too long if it's at all possible; have the phone number of your family doctor clearly posted next to your phone (and stored in your cellular phone); and never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.

Additionally, the Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors; below please find the hours of operation for the various branches:

  • Main Street: 10:00AM to 8:00PM
  • All Branches (except Dwight): 12:30PM to 5:30PM
  • Goodwin & Blue Hills: 12:30PM to 7:30PM

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM