Cool­ing cen­ters avail­able dur­ing sum­mer heat

Maryland Independent - - News -

When the sum­mer heat be­gins, it is im­por­tant to stay cool and hy­drated. The pub­lic build­ings listed be­low are open dur­ing reg­u­lar busi­ness hours for use by res­i­dents as cool­ing cen­ters through­out the sum­mer:

• Cap­i­tal Club­house, 3033 Wal­dorf Mar­ket Place, Wal­dorf

• Richard R. Clark Se­nior Cen­ter, 1210 Charles St., La Plata

• Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 4375 Port To­bacco Road, Nan­je­moy

• Depart­ment of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, 8190 Port To­bacco Road, Port To­bacco

• Charles County Pub­lic Li­braries — La Plata Branch, 2 Gar­rett Ave., La Plata; P.D. Brown Memo­rial Branch, 50 Vil­lage St., Wal­dorf; Po­tomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swan Drive, In­dian Head; Wal­dorf West Li­brary, 10405 O’Don­nell Place, Wal­dorf

• Out­door pools — La Plata High School, 6035 Ra­dio Sta­tion Road, La Plata; Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonard­town Road, Wal­dorf; McDonough High School, 7165 Mar­shall Cor­ner Road, Pom­fret

• In­door pools — Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter at St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road, Wal­dorf; North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Wal­dorf; Lackey High School, 3000 Chi­ca­muxen Road, In­dian Head

To avoid heat-re­lated is­sues, take ad­di­tional pre­cau­tions if work­ing or spend­ing time out­side dur­ing ex­treme heat. Wear light weight and loose fit­ting cloth­ing when pos­si­ble and drink plenty of wa­ter.

Cit­i­zens should call 911 in the event of any emer­gency, heat-re­lated, or other­wise. For ad­di­tional pre­pared­ness in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ready.gov/heat or www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/in­dex.shtml. In­for­ma­tion on heat ill­nesses can be found at dhmh.mary­land.gov/ex­treme­heat/SitePages/Home.aspx.

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