Cooling centers open

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy is reminding Connecticut residents that as the state is experiencing its first heat wave of the summer, cooling centers are open in towns and cities throughout the state and can be located by calling 2-1-1.

“Today is expected to be humid and the hottest day of the heat wave with a heat index in the upper 90s. A few simple steps can greatly reduce heat-related issues, especially for the elderly, the very young, and people with respiratory ailments who are more susceptible to the effects of high temperatures,” Governor Malloy said. “Many towns have opened cooling centers across the state. Any resident looking for a place to cool off should call 2-1-1 to find out where their closest cooling center is located.”

Tips for what residents should do to protect themselves during periods of extreme heat can be found online at www.ready.gov/heat.