As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

July 20, 2017

With temperatures expected to climb into the mid 90’s and heat indexes possibly exceeding 105 degrees across the region Wednesday and Thursday, the Department of Emergency Services and Technology is encouraging citizens to prepare.

  • Drink fluid daily to prevent dehydration. Water, fruit juices and juice drinks are the best choices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine because they dehydrate the body.
  • Wear light-colored, lightweight clothing.
  • Avoid overexertion and strenuous outdoor activities.
  • While outdoors, rest frequently in a shady area.
  • Never leave children, the elderly or pets in a parked car, not even for a few minutes. Brain damage or death can occur from the rapid rise of temperature inside the vehicle.
  • Make a special effort to check on neighbors, especially if they are seniors, families with young children, people with special needs, or living alone.

St. Mary’s County Government will also have cooling centers during regular hours.

Residents, who need to take refuge in a cool place, can go to one of the following locations:

Garvey Senior Activity Center
41780 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.* / Monday – Friday

Loffler Senior Activity Center
21905 Chancellors Run Road
Great Mills
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.* / Monday – Friday

Northern Senior Activity Center
29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.* / Monday – Friday

Charlotte Hall Library
37600 New Market Road
Charlotte Hall
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.* / Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.* / Friday – Saturday

Leonardtown Library
23250 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.* / Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.* / Friday – Saturday

Lexington Park Library
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.* / Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.* / Friday – Saturday
1 p.m.-5 p.m.*/ Sunday

*Times listed above are normal business hours and may change.

One Response to As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

  1. Stop It on July 13, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Another hot day where the hoodrats will complain of chest pains, get a “free ride” to the ER with the AC..if you have an actual emergency, good luck being seen as it will be filled by the finest citizens of Southern Md