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Cooling Centers Open in Worcester on Wednesday July 10

By Tom Marino | July 10, 2024
Last Updated: July 10, 2024
Worcester City Hall in Worcester, MA, during the day.

WORCESTER – The City of Worcester has opened cooling centers in the city on Wednesday, July 10, due to the predicted high heat index.

Locations include:

  • Worcester Public Library – Main Branch, 3 Salem Square, Open to 8:30 p.m.
  • Worcester Public Library – Francis Perkins Branch, 470 West Boylston St., Open to 5:30 p.m.
  • Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St., Open to 4 p.m.

For information on public transportation see the Worcester Regional Transit Authority website or call (508) 791-9782.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), intense heat can strain on both the body and brain. Heat related illness include hyperthermia, which in mild forms cause discomfort such as muscle cramps or swelling. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body cannot keep itself cool, and starts with dizziness, nausea, and feeling thirsty, weak, or uncoordinated.

Heat stroke, the most extreme form of hyperthermia, can be life-threatening. Symptoms can include fainting, difficulty walking, confusion, or agitation. Feeling very hot, but not sweating, and having dry, flushed skin may also occur.

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