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Press Release

Publish Date: 6/29/2018

Public service announcement: Heat can be dangerous - Cooling Stations are Available

Area organizations have taken steps to help residents beat the heat and have volunteered their facilities to serve as cooling stations. The cooling stations will provide relief from the intense heat by providing air conditioning as well as drinking water. Each location will be open on the following days and times.

Cooling Stations will be located at the following locations:

Amsterdam - Horace Inman Center 53 Guy Park Avenue, Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm. Closed on Holidays.

Canajoharie - Canajoharie Library 2 Erie Boulevard, Tuesday, Thursdays & Friday 10am - 5pm Wednesday 10am - 7:30 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 12 Noon - 5 pm Closed on Mondays and Holidays.

Fultonville - Town of Glen Town Office Building 7 Erie Street Fultonville, Monday-Friday 8 am - 2 pm. Closed on Holidays.

Fort Plain - VFW Post 3275 30 River Street, Monday- Saturday 12 Noon - 5 pm

Fort Plain - Fort Plain Senior Center 204 Canal Street, Fort Plain , Monday - Friday 8am - 12 Noon. Closed Weekends and Holidays.

St. Johnsville - St. Johnsville Community Center and Village Hall 16 Washington Street, Monday-Thursday 8 am - 3 pm and Fridays 8am - Noon. Closed on Holidays.

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.

For more information on how to keep cool contact us at 518-853-3531.

More information available on the National Weather Service Website*