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Several city buildings available to cool off in Fall River as Heat Advisory issued for the area

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(FALL RIVER, MA- August 3, 2022)- The Office of Mayor Paul Coogan would like to remind residents that City buildings are open at the following times for those seeking air conditioning during the upcoming heatwave.

Government Center:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fall River Public Library:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fall River Senior Centers:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A Heat Advisory has been issued from 11 AM Thursday to 8 PM EDT Friday.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

With questions, residents may call the Mayor’s Office at 508-324-2600.

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