Cooling Centers Open In Chautauqua County Amid Weekend Heat Wave



MAYVILLE – Officials in Chautauqua County have opened more than a dozen cooling centers to help residents avoid heat related illnesses this weekend.

In Jamestown, the James Prendergast Library will be open Friday until 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help residents stay cool.

County officials say in addition to official cooling centers, residents may want to visit local shopping malls or stores to get a break from the heat.



Health experts say electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, they will not prevent heat-related illness.

Taking a cool shower or moving to an air-conditioned place is the best way to cool off quickly.

County health officials also remind residents to limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours, cut down on exercise during the heat, be sure to wear sunscreen to prevent sunburns and most importantly stay hydrated.



Officials also remind drivers to not leave children or pets in vehicles. They say cars quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open.

A full list of cooling centers and more safety tips are posted below:

Location

Address

Phone
( 716 )

Hours

Ahira Hall Memorial Library 37 W Main St., Brocton, NY 14716

 792-9418

M & W: 1P-8P, Tu & Thu: 10A-5P, F: 1P-5P, Sa: 10A-1P
Anderson-Lee Library 43 Main St., Silver Creek, NY 14136

 934-3468

M & Tu: 12 P-8P, W: Closed, Thu: 10A-8P, F: 12P-5P, Sa: 10AP
Ashville Free Library 2200 N Maple Ave., Ashville, NY 14710

 763-9906

M – F: 9:30A-5P & 6:30P-8:30P, Sa: 10A-1P
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc 10825 Bennett Rd., Dunkirk, NY 14048

 366-8176

M -F: 8:30A-4:30P
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc 402 Chandler St., Jamestown, NY 14701

 661-9430

M -F: 8:30A-4:30P
Darwin R. Barker Library Assoc. 7 Day St, Fredonia, NY 14063

 672-8051

M – Th: 10A-8P, F & Sa: 10A-5P
Chautauqua County Health and Human Services 319 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048

363-3500

M -F: 8:30A-4:30P
Chautauqua County Health and Human Services 110 East 4th St., Jamestown, NY 14701

 661-8200

M -F: 8:30A-4:30P
Chautauqua County Health and Human Services 7 N. Erie St., Mayville, NY 14757

 753-4421

M -F: 8:30A-4:30P
Dunkirk Public Library 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048

 366-2511

M – Th: 10A-8P, F & Sa: 10A-5P
Ellington-Farman Free Library 760 Thornton Rd., Ellington, NY 14732

 287-2945

M – Th: 11A-7P, Sa: 10A-1P
Fluvanna Free Library 3532 Fluvanna Ave. Ext., Jamestown, NY 14701

 487-1773

M-F: 10A – 6P, Sa: 10A – 2P
Hazeltine Public Library 891 Busti-Sugar Grove Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701

 487-1281

M, W, F: 1P-5P & 6:30P-8:30P,
Tu & Th: 9A-5P, Sa: 9A-1P
James Prendergast Library Assoc. 509 Cherry St.,Jamestown, NY 14701

 484-7135

M – Th: 10A – 8:30P, F: 10A – 5P,

Sa: 10A – 4P

Patterson Library 40 South Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787

 326-2154

M, W, F, Sa: 9A-5P, Tu & Thu: 9A-8P
Sinclairville Free Library 15 Main St, Sinclairville, NY 14782

962-5885

M  & Th: 2P-7P, W: 9A-5P,

F: 10A-4P, Sa: 10A-1P


HEAT STROKE

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • High body temperature (103°F or higher)
  • Hot, red, dry, or damp skin
  • Fast, strong pulse
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Losing consciousness (passing out)

WHAT TO DO

  • Call 911 right away-heat stroke is a medical emergency
  • Move the person to a cooler place
  • Help lower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath
  • Do not give the person anything to drink

HEAT EXHAUSTION

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Heavy sweating
  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fainting (passing out)

WHAT TO DO

  • Move to a cool place
  • Loosen your clothes
  • Put cool, wet cloths on your body or take a cool bath
  • Sip water

Get medical help right away if:

  • You are throwing up
  • Your symptoms get worse
  • Your symptoms last longer than 1 hour

HEAT CRAMPS

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Heavy sweating during intense exercise
  • Muscle pain or spasms

WHAT TO DO

  • Stop physical activity and move to a cool place
  • Drink water or a sports drink
  • Wait for cramps to go away before you do any more physical activity

Get medical help right away if:

  • Cramps last longer than 1 hour
  • You’re on a low-sodium diet
  • You have heart problems

SUNBURN

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Painful, red, and warm skin
  • Blisters on the skin

WHAT TO DO

  • Stay out of the sun until your sunburn heals
  • Put cool cloths on sunburned areas or take a cool bath
  • Put moisturizing lotion or aloe on sunburned areas
  • Do not break blisters

HEAT RASH

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Red clusters of small blisters that look like pimples on the skin (usually on the neck, chest, groin, or in elbow creases)

WHAT TO DO

  • Stay in a cool, dry place
  • Keep the rash dry
  • Use powder (like baby powder) to soothe the rash

 

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