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Cooling Stations Open During Hot Spell

Composite image by Dave Lucas/WAMC

WIth heat advisories issued for many regions across the Northeast, some municipalities are opening cooling stations.

Heat index values are expected to approach 100 degrees.

The City of Troy is activating cooling stations in four neighborhood locations Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m.

Hudson's Central Fire Department station has opened a cooling shelter through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m.

Officials with the New York State Fair in Syracuse say they've opened several additional cooling stations and added Thursday as another Senior Day, allowing seniors to enjoy a free day at the fair on a day when the heat is expected to be lower. 

Fairgoers are being instructed to dial 911 or approach any State Trooper or Fair employee if they notice someone experiencing signs or symptoms of heat illness including:

  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

For more information on how to stay safe in the excessive heat, click here.

NY Cooling Centers County By County Reported for Summer 2018 (Excluding New York City)

An interactive map locating cooling stations across New York state is posted below.

Cooling Centers Intro to Cooling Centers

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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