BROOKLYN Forecasts of extreme heat conditions are prompting the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) to issue reminders on avoiding heatrelated illness, which is of particular concern during hot weather as high temperatures and humidity weaken the body’s ability to cool itself.

For prevention tips to stay safe in extreme heat, click on the image below and read the full NDDH press release. The Putnam Municipal Complex will be open to the public as a cooling center on Tuesday 8/2 and Wednesday 8/3 from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm, Thursday 8/4 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Friday 8/5 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Quinebaug Valley Senior Center will be available as a cooling center for adults ages 50 and older from Tuesday, 8/2 through Friday, 8/5.
Hours 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
This post will be updated with other cooling center locations as they become available.