The Hanover Council on Aging building, located at 665 Center Street, will be open on Saturday, July 23rd, and Sunday, July 24th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm as a cooling center for residents who may need relief from the heat. CERT members will be available at the COA.
If you or someone you know in Hanover is in need of assistance during this weekend's heat wave, please contact Hanover's Community Services Director, Tammy Murray, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-924-1913. You may also contact Hanover Town Manager, Joe Colangelo, at email@example.com or call 339-214-5303. For emergencies, call 911.
Preparedness and Safety Information
- Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20°F within 10 minutes.
- Know the symptoms of and watch out for heat-related illnesses. Call 911 to report emergencies.
- Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions, those who may need additional assistance, and those who may not have air conditioning.
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Sweltering summer heat is expected to continue through this upcoming weekend. Residents are encouraged to 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. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments to reduce risk during outdoor work. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.
With high temperatures, please leave your dogs and pets at home where it is nice and cool, whenever possible. Don’t bring them out in your cars or take them for walks. Remember that the inside of a car can heat up to well over 100 °F in just a few moments, even with the windows cracked, when it's this hot out. Pets can suffer needlessly and could die when left in a car even on a moderately hot day.