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New Haven activates excessive heat protocol for residents

July 16, 2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven is activating cooling centers for the public as it issues an excessive heat and humidity alert for the next several days.

Mayor Toni Harp will start the alert at noon on Wednesday while cooling centers will be open throughout the weekend and next week until further notice to provide relief from the excessive heat and humidity.

Some of the cooling centers include libraries like the New Haven Public Library and the Fair Haven Branch Library. Public pools, senior centers, homeless shelters and city parks with “Splash pads,” which can be used for cooling off, will also be open.

Residents are encouraged to check news outlets and the city’s website for additional updates.

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