(Salisbury, MD) With temperatures expected to rise into the triple digits over the next few days, Wicomico County health officials will open a cooling center on Thursday, July 5th, Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th 2012 from 10AM till 8PM. The cooling center will be located at the Wicomico County Civic Center (Flanders Rooms 5, 6 and 7), 500 Glen Avenue Salisbury, MD. Residents will need to bring their own food, beverages, and medications. Bottled water will be available. No pets will be permitted. Individuals needing transportation may contact Shore Transit by calling 443-260-2300.
In response to extreme temperatures, Wicomico County health officials are urging residents to remain indoors in air conditioned environments. “Until temperatures return to normal, we are asking residents to avoid all outside activities, drink lots of water, stay cool, and check on neighbors. If air conditioning is not available, residents should consider visiting the local mall or cooling center. It is important during times like these to look after one another, and help ensure each other’s safety.” said Lori Brewster, Health Officer for Wicomico County.
For local and updated cooling center information, facts on heat related illness, or additional tips on how to stay cool, visit the Wicomico County Health Department's website at www.wicomicohealth.org.