Cooling Centers


For additional relief from the heat, local senior centers, community centers and libraries are often designated as cooling centers when needed. Residents should check with their municipality for the latest availability, hours and locations.



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Westchester County

To help residents cope with the soaring temperatures, The Westchester County Health Department offers a 24-hour *stay cool* information line, (914) 813-5620 which provides tips on how to stay cool in the heat and identifies cooling centers 

Tips on how to stay cool
  •  Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing; drink lots of water and avoid hot foods, heavy meals and alcohol.
  • Physical activity generates body heat, so slow down and take it easy as the temperature rises
  • To avoid heat stress, try to spend as much time as you can in pleasant surroundings - a cool room in your home, an air-conditioned mall, a senior citizen center, the public library or a movie theater.
  • Fans can also provide good indoor circulation, and cool baths or showers offer excellent relief from the heat.
Tips for Pet/Animal Safety in Heat Emergency:
  •  Take pet to vet for summer check-up, check for parasites.
  •  Never leave pet alone in vehicle, even with windows open.
  •  Always carry a gallon of fresh water for pet when traveling.
  •  Limit outdoor playtime to early morning, or evening.
  •  Do not take pet out to play right after meal or in humid weather.
  •  Don't let pet stand on hot asphalt. Keep walks to a minimum.
  •  Wash salt off dogs after swimming in ocean.
  •  Bring pets indoors to cool place during heat of the day.
  •  Don't apply sunscreen or insect repellents unless labeled for animals.
  •  Don't leave unscreened windows open that pets could jump or fall through.
  •  Don't shave fur down to skin. Leave one inch for sun protection.
  •  Keep dogs with heart or lung disease, or old or overweight dogs, inside.
  •  Keep some breeds indoors, check with your veterinarian.
  •  Keep matches, lighter fluid, citronella candles, insect coils out of reach.