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Posted on: August 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Extends Cooling Centers through Tuesday, August 9th.


City Extends Cooling Centers through August 9th

For Immediate Release – August 8, 2022


NORTHAMPTON – Because of the continued forecasted high temperatures, cooling centers will be open at the following locations:


Monday, August 8, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

  • Forbes Library, 20 West St. 10am - 8pm
  • Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St. 10am - 5pm
  • Senior Center, 67 Conz St. 8am - 4pm

  • Forbes Library, 20 West St. 10am - 8pm
  • Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St. 10am - 8pm
  • Senior Center, 67 Conz St. 8am - 4pm


Cooling centers are open to all members of the public and anyone in need of a cool place during the heatwave is encouraged to visit. For those who do not wish to visit a Cooling Center, please remember that there are other public air-conditioned places in the area where you can get relief (libraries, theaters, shopping centers, etc.). These types of facilities offer refuge during the warmest times of the day.


Here are some tips to follow during hot, humid weather:

  • Slow down, avoid strenuous activity, and drink plenty of water regularly/often, even if you do not feel thirsty
  • Stay indoors as much as possible
  • If you do not have air-conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun. Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help evaporate sweat, which cools your body
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing
  • Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals. Avoid high protein foods that increase metabolic rate.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors


Heat stress is a serious condition that poses a health threat to many people, particularly older adults and youth. Heat stress places a strain on the body, and if the strain becomes too great, it can cause serious and permanent damage, even death. Preventive measures should be taken in order to avoid heat stress. For additional information on warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness visit:


For additional information on Cooling Centers, or if you need assistance due to the heat, please contact Northampton Public Safety at 413-587-1100.

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