If you know of someone who is home-bound, elderly or otherwise might be suffering from this awful heat, think about checking on them, and taking them to a cooling center if necessary… The East Haddam Senior Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 18 and 19, as a cooling center and is located at 15 Great Hillwood Road in Moodus.
The building may remain open later and may open on Saturday, July 20 if there are requests.
If you need these additional hours, please call the East Haddam Emergency Management Director Craig Mansfield on Friday BEFORE NOON at 860-873-5103.
If someone you check on shows signs of distress from the heat – i.e. disorientation, cool skin, losing consciousness, etc. – please call 911 immediately.
Also, please be sure animals have shelter and lots of water and leave them home – don’t leave them in the car with windows partially open – temps can climb high enough in minutes to cause brain damage and death… obviously, the same warning goes for leaving children in cars.
Posted July 18, 2013 – based on info provided by the town
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