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Heat Alert in Effect Through End Of Week

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With temperatures expected to be in the 90's through the end of the week, the Brookline Emergency Management Team has issued a heat advisory. Below is information about cooling centers open during this time period.

Location Address Time

Brookline Public Safety Building

350 Washington Street

24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

Brookline Senior Center

93 Winchester Street

Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

The Public Libraries of Brookline

Main: 361 Washington St

Monday through Thursday, 10am-9pm
Friday, 10 am-5 pm

Coolidge Corner Branch:
31 Pleasant St

Monday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-9pm, Friday and Saturday: 9:30am to 5 pm,
Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

Putterham Branch:
959 West Roxbury Parkway

Monday and Wednesday: 1-9 pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-6pm, Friday 10 am- 5 pm



For residents of 61 Park Street, 90 Longwood Avenue, 50 Pleasant Street, 190 Harvard Street, the Brookline Housing Authority will have their air conditioned community rooms available for residents.

The Brookline Pool, 60 Tappan Street, also is open. During "open swim" hours, Brookline residents can use the pool free of charge during a heat alert. Please call 617-713-5435 for specific hours.

In addition, the Brookline Department of Public Health is advising the public of the following:

Tips for Preventing Heat Related Illnesses:

  • NEVER leave children, adults or pets alone in a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Slow down, avoid strenuous activity.
  • Avoid too much sun.
  • Plan outdoor games and activities for early morning or evening.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible and use air conditioners to cool the air. When the temperature is in the 90's, fans will not prevent heat related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath is a better way to cool off.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing that will cover as much skin as possible.
  • Protect face and head by wearing a wide brimmed hat.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, even if you do not feel thirsty, and avoid alcoholic beverages, drinks with caffeine and large amounts of sugar—these actually cause you to lose more body fluid.
  • Use your stove less and try to cook your meals in the cooler part of the day.
  • Although any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others.
  • Check regularly on:
    • Infants and young children
    • People aged 65 or older
    • People who have a mental illness
    • Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure
  • Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.
  • KEEP COOL – Spend as much time as you can in cooler surroundings
 

Brookline Events

Date :
Sat Jan 31
Category :
Community Service
Event :
Public Skating
Date :
Sat Jan 31 @11:00AM
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For Seniors
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Reporter Ted Reinstein to speak at Boylston Place
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Sun Feb 01
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Community Service
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Public Skating
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Sun Feb 01 @12:00PM
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Food
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Brookline Winter Farmer’s Market
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Sun Feb 01 @ 4:00PM
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Music
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Solo Piano & Chamber Music from Romantic to Contemporary