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Cooling centers to open Monday in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

The hot and humid temperatures is causing officials in Springfield to open cooling centers starting on Monday.

City officials said that the hot weather can bring about heat stress, which is a serious health condition that poses a threat to many, especially the elderly.  

Residents are urged to take preventative measures to try and avoid heat stress.

One way is to visit a cooling center, including:

  • Brightwood Library, 359 Plainfield Street: Mon. 1 to 5 p.m.
  • East Forest Park Library, 122 Island Pond Road: Mon. 1 to 5 p.m.
  • East Springfield Library, 21 Osborne Terrace: Mon. 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Ave: Mon. 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Sixteen Acres Library, 1187 Parker Street: Mon. 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Concepcion-Greenleaf Community Center, 1187 1/2 Parker Street: Mon. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Hungry Hill Senior Center, 773 Liberty Street: Mon. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Raymond Jordan Senior Center, 1476 Roosevelt Avenue: Mon. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Riverview Senior Center, 122 Clyde Street: Mon. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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