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Livingston County will open cooling centers during next week’s heatwave

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In response to a Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service (NWS), Livingston County will open free public cooling centers at the Avon and Dansville libraries from June 17-21. The NWS forecasts extreme temperatures with heat index values near 100 degrees.


Livingston County Department of Health and Office of Emergency Management officials advise residents to take precautions. “We urge all residents, especially seniors, children, and those with chronic health conditions, to use these cooling centers,” said Emergency Management Director Andrew Brodell. “Spending a few hours in an air-conditioned space can prevent heat-related illnesses.”

Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez encourages visitors to bring reusable water bottles and enjoy the free library events. Officials advise staying hydrated, limiting strenuous activities, and never leaving children or pets in vehicles. Signs of heat stroke include a high body temperature, red and dry skin, rapid pulse, and confusion. If you suspect heat stroke, call emergency services immediately.

For more information on heat safety, visit the Livingston County Department of Health’s website at https://www.livingstoncounty.us/172/Department-of-Health.

Cooling Center Locations and Hours:

  • Avon Free Library: Mon. & Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tues. & Fri. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Closed Wed.
  • Dansville Public Library: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.