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It's Officially Hot Out There....Here are Some Heat Relief Tips from Lowell Fire Department

The library is a good place to go to get some relief from the heat. Despite historical challenges, our air conditioning is working pretty well this year thanks to the tireless efforts of the DPW lands and buildings team. We also have wifi (and three poke stops, if you’re into that kinda thing). We’re open  Mon-Thurs (9AM-9PM) and Friday 9AM-5PM.

Here are some other tips from the Lowell Fire Department about beating the heat this week:

City of Lowell Heat Relief

The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures of 90(+) degrees with high humidly from Monday July 25th through Thursday July 28th. In order to keep our residents safe from heat related injuries and medical conditions the following actions will take place.

Cooling Center Location

The City of Lowell Senior Center
276 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA 01854

The facility will be open to public 6:30 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Misting Stations Locations

The City has erected Misting Stations at the following locations.
Father McGuire Park — Woodward Avenue
Hadley Park — Middlesex Street
Rynne Beach — Merrimack River, Pawtucket Blvd.

EXTREME HEAT – safety Tips

Drink plenty of water; even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake.

Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.

Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.

Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power during periods of extreme heat. Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.