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Steuben County Cooling Stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COOLING STATIONS
STEUBEN COUNTY
 

TO:        LOCAL MEDIA

FROM:  Randy Brown, Director
                           Steuben County Emergency Management

REF:      COOLING STATIONS

The following is a list of local businesses and their hours of operation who have kindly stepped up to offer our Steuben County residents a place to come and cool off during the next 3 days, as the National Weather Service has placed our area under an Excessive Heat Warning and are expecting a triple-digit Heat Index, bringing the effective temperature in excess of 105°F to 110°F.

These businesses welcome our residents to come and get out of the heat for a while to cool off. No special services will be provided other than a safe location to come and cool off.

Steuben County Emergency Management truly appreciates and extends a word of thanks to all of our local business that are willing to step up and offer a helping hand to our residents when we feel the heat.

Professionally
Randy Brown, Director
Steuben County Emergency Management

#

NAME

LOCATION

DATES

TIMES

1.

Orland American Legion

6215 N SR 327

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: July 18th,19th, & 20th

12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM Each Day

2.

Angola Wal Mart

2016 N Wayne

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: July 18th,19th, & 20th

Normal Store Hours

3.

Hamilton Town Hall

7750 S Wayne St.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: July 18th,19th, & 20th

Lobby Open 24 hours

4.

Ashley Community Center

500 S. Gonser Ave.

Thursday & Friday: July 18th& 19th

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

5.

Fremont Moose

2051 W. Toledo St.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: July 18th,19th, & 20th

12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM

6.

Meijers

2999 N. Wayne St.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: July 18th,19th, & 20th

Normal Store Hours

 

Quick Tips for Responding to Excessive Heat Events For the Public

Do

  • Use air conditioners or spend time in air-conditioned locations such as malls and libraries.
  • Use portable electric fans to exhaust hot air from rooms or draw in cooler air.
  • Take a cool bath or shower.
  • Minimize direct exposure to the sun.
  • Stay hydrated – regularly drink water or other nonalcoholic fluids.
  • Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads.
  • Wear loose fitting, light-colored clothes.
  • Check on older, sick, or frail people who may need help responding to the heat.
  • Know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses.

Don’t

  • Direct the flow of portable electric fans toward yourself when room temperature is hotter than 90°F.
  • Leave children and pets alone in cars for any amount of time.
  • Drink alcohol to try to stay cool.
  • Eat heavy, hot, or hard-to-digest foods.
  • Wear heavy, dark clothing.
  • Apply cold water, ice, or damp towels to the face or top of the head, as it may induce shivering.
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