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Cooling stations to open in Albany


ALBANY, N.Y. - Due to the hot weather, the City of Albany, in cooperation with the Albany City School District and the Albany Public Library, will be providing residents with several locations to obtain relief from the intense heat blanketing the area.

Mayor Gerald D. Jennings announced that these "cooling stations" will be open to the public from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. starting on Tuesday, July 16th through Friday, July 19th.

The cooling stations are located at:

1.  Giffen Elementary School–274 South Pearl Street

2.  North Albany Academy–570 North Pearl Street

3.  Schuyler Academy–676 Clinton Avenue

4.  Delaware Avenue Library–331 Delaware Ave

5.  New Scotland Library–455 New Scotland Ave

6. Arbor Hill/West Hill Library Community Room48 Henry Johnson Blvd

NEW: 7. Schulyer Academy -  676 Clinton Avenue - from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

In addition to the cooling stations, the City's two main swimming pools - Lincoln Park and Mater Christi - and six spray pools will be open as scheduled.

The City is asking residents to consider the following tips in dealing with oppressive heat and excessive humidity:

Stay out of the sun and avoid strenuous activity

  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
  • Drink plenty of water even if you don't feel thirsty
  • Avoid beverages with alcohol or caffeine
  • Eat small, frequent meals
  • Never leave children or pets in a parked car during a heat wave
  • Visit a swimming pool, spray pool, or "cooling center"

In addition, residents who are experiencing power-related issues should call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272. 

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