HEADLINES

New Canaan Library and Lapham Community Center are Cooling Centers

A period of high heat and humidity is forecast for New Canaan until Friday, with high temperatures on Thursday forecast to be 95 degrees.

The New Canaan Library and the Lapham Community Center are both available as cooling centers for residents.  Their hours of operation are below:

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

New Canaan Library

9:00AM-8:00PM

9:00AM-8:00PM

9:00AM-8:00PM

9:00AM-5:00PM

Lapham Community Center

8:30AM-4:30PM

8:30AM-7:00PM

8:30AM-4:30PM

8:30AM-2:00PM

Everyone should take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and death during hot weather:

  • Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as you can
  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen
  • Pace yourself
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down
  • Check on a friend or neighbor, in particular the elderly and the functional needs community
  • Never leave children or pets in cars
  • Check the local news for health and safety updates

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