Harford County Public Library Branches to Serve as “Cooling Centers” Sept. 4, 5 & 6

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Heat Index Expected to Reach 105 Degrees

With
the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees over the next several days, the
Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford
County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department, will offer
“cooling centers” at all library branches. The cooling centers will be open
during normal library business hours from Tuesday, September 4 through
Thursday, September 6, 2018.

On
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Harford libraries are open from 10:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m. at all branches except for Darlington, which operates from 3 – 8
p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

The
branch locations of Harford County Public Library are as follows:

Aberdeen – 21 Franklin
Street, Aberdeen, Maryland 21001

Abingdon – 2510 Tollgate Road
Abingdon, Maryland 21009

Bel Air – 100 E. Pennsylvania
Avenue, Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Darlington – 1134 Main
Street, Darlington, Maryland 21034

Edgewood – 629 Edgewood Road,
Edgewood, Maryland 21040

Fallston – 1461 Fallston
Road, Fallston, Maryland 21047

Havre de Grace – 120 N. Union
Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Jarrettsville – 3722
Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville, Maryland 21084

Joppa – 655 Towne Center Drive,
Joppa, Maryland 21085

Norrisville – 5310
Norrisville Road, White Hall, Maryland 21161

Whiteford – 2407 Whiteford
Road, Whiteford, Maryland 21160

For updated information, please visit www.hcplonline.org or the Harford County Public Library Facebook page.

According
to the Harford County Health Department, heat illness takes many forms,
including heat fatigue, heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the
heat), heat cramps, heat exhaustion or the most serious, heat stroke. Heat
stroke is an advanced form of heat stress that occurs when the body is
overwhelmed by heat and unable to control its temperature. A person with a body
temperature above 104 degrees is likely suffering from heat stroke and may have
symptoms of confusion, combativeness, strong rapid pulse, lack of sweating, dry
flushed skin, faintness, staggering, possible delirium or coma. Individuals
with any of these symptoms, especially older adults, should receive immediate
medical attention.

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