Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.
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
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:
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: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html
For additional information on Cooling Centers, or if you need assistance due to the heat, please contact Northampton Public Safety at 413-587-1100.