The forecast calls for a high of 91 degrees on Wednesday and the city of Hartford is opening cooling centers to help residents who need it.
Cooling centers provide air conditioning, shade and water along with referrals to social services.
The centers include:
- Parker Memorial Community Center, 2621 No. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Pope Park Recreation Center, 30 Pope Drive, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Metzner Center, 680 Franklin Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- South End Senior Wellness Center, 830 Maple Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During periods of extreme heat, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This is especially important for the elderly, children and those with respiratory illnesses. Check in on elderly family members and/or neighbors often.
Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Stay in cool, air-conditioned environments. Do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.