Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Heat Advisory: Places to cool off

By Susan Gartner

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a heat advisory for Greene County for the week of July 18, 2011.

The advisory will be in effect for the whole Miami Valley as temperatures warm into the 90s; with the heat index (what it feels like with the temperature and humidity combined) it will be 100 to 105 degrees in the afternoon and early evening.

The National Weather Service advises people in the advisory area to avoid prolonged work in the sun or poorly ventilated areas, to drink plenty of liquids and to try and stay in an air conditioned environment.

Children, the elderly and people with chronic ailments are at more of a risk of being effected by heat, warns the National Weather Service. Heat exhaustion, cramps or heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure to these conditions. Friends, relatives or neighbors should check on people who may be at risk in the affected area.

For those individuals without air conditioned environments, consider area shopping malls or the following places in Yellow Springs:

Yellow Springs Library
415 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Noon - 8 p.m.
Noon - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Noon - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Yellow Springs Senior Center
227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
9:30 am-4 pm Monday-Friday

Bryan Center
100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
8:30 am-9 pm Monday-Friday

In addition the following Senior Citizens Center are open as cooling centers:
Beavercreek Senior Center – 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fairborn Senior Center – 325 3rd Street, Fairborn
Hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Golden Age Senior Center – 130 E. Church Street, Xenia
Hours 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Xenia Township Fire Station 1, 8 Brush Row Rd, Xenia
Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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