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Posted on: August 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Brookline Emergency Management Team Shares Safety Information Regarding Heat Advisory

Blue skies and sun blazing.  The thermometer shows a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

BROOKLINE—The Town of Brookline Emergency Management Team would like to share safety precautions with residents ahead of expected hot weather.

Residents should be advised that oppressive heat and humidity are expected Thursday, Aug. 4, and Friday Aug. 5, with temperatures reaching over 90 degrees. High temperatures and humidity are expected to continue throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The Town of Brookline wishes to remind residents to remain vigilant against the heat and take necessary precautions when outdoors.

The Town of Brookline recommends residents utilize their air conditioners on days that are over 90 degrees. Those who are concerned that they can’t afford to run their air conditioner, Eversource offers discounts to qualifying customers, and information on those discounts can be found by clicking here.

The Brookline Senior Center and Public Libraries are available for residents to cool off during normal business hours. The Community Room on the first floor of the Public Safety Building at 350 Washington Street is available 24 hours per day.

Additionally, the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center shallow pool is available to residents for free during a heat emergency. Swimmers using the lap pool for exercise will still be required to pay the daily fee.

Residents can access water play areas in parks and playgrounds throughout Brookline between dawn and dusk.

To view library locations and hours, click here.

To view the hours of operation at the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center, click here.

Learn more about heat illnesses here.

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