Wicomico, Somerset opening cooling centers

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Wicomico, Somerset opening cooling centers

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Wicomico and Somerset counties are opening designated cooling centers for residents. 

Residents are advised to take their own food, beverages and medications to the cooling centers. Pets are not allowed in any center.

Here are the locations: 

Somerset County

Princess Anne Library (11767 Beechwood St., Princess Anne)

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday


Crisfield Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield)

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday


Somerset Senior Services Center (MAC Center), 8928 Sign Post Road, Suite 3, Westover

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thursday only)


Woodrow Wilson Community Center (119 S 7th St, Crisfield)

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For more information about extreme heat and more tips on how to stay cool, visit www.cdc.gov/extremeheat, www.somersethd.org or www.facebook.com/somerseth.

Wicomico County

Wicomico County Civic Center (500 Glen Ave., Salisbury)

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday

Anyone needing transportation to the Civic Center should call Shore Transit at 443-260-2300 (select "dispatch option).

The MAC Inc., Senior Center will also be open on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as a cooling center for residents ages 55 and older. MAC is located at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury.

For additional information about cooling centers in Wicomico County, call 211. For more information on heat and summer safety, visit the Wicomico County Health Department website at www.wicomicohealth.org and follow @WicomicoHealth on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

Both counties urge residents to be take the heat seriously. Drink more fluids and avoid alcohol and sugary drinks. Never leave anyone, especially infants or young children, or animals in a closed, parked vehicle — even for a few minutes. 

Source: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/2017/07/12/wicomico-somerset-opening-cooling-centers/474291001/