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Montgomery County cooling stations aim to help residents beat the heat

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.Y. – Cooling stations will be available in Montgomery County this week to help residents beat the heat.

The cooling stations will provide easy access to air conditioning and drinking water.

Cooling Stations will be located at the following locations:

AMSTERDAM – Horace Inman Center 53 Guy Park Avenue, Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday & Thursdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CANAJOHARIE – Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Boulevard, Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

FULTONVILLE – Town of Glen, Town Office Building 7 Erie Street Fultonville, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FORT PLAIN – VFW Post 3275 30 River Street, Monday-Friday 12 Noon – 5 p.m.

ST. JOHNSVILLE – St. Johnsville Community Center and Village Hall 16 Washington Street, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. - Noon

Residents are advised to consider the following tips in dealing with oppressive heat and excessive humidity:

  • Use air conditioning to cool down or go to an air-conditioned building
  • If you don’t have air conditioning in your home, open windows and shades on the shady side and close them on the sunny side to try to cool it down
  • Drink plenty of fluids but avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks
  • Beat the heat with cool showers and baths
  • Take regular breaks from physical activity
  • Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day (between 11 am - 4 pm)
  • Wear loose, lightweight clothing, light-colored clothing to help keep cool
  • Stay out of the sun as much as possible
  • Wear sunscreen and a ventilated hat (e.g., straw or mesh) when in the sun, even if it is cloudy
  • Never leave children, pets or those with special needs in a parked car, even briefly. Temperatures in the car can become dangerous within a few minutes
  • Check on your neighbors, family and friends, especially those who are elderly or have special needs
  • Ask your Health Care Provider if the medications you take increase your risk to excessive heat events

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