The temperature is expected to reach 94, but with bright sun and high humidity forecasters say it will feel more like 100. The peak is expected to be mid-afternoon Friday.
During this advisory, the lower level of Town Hall will be open as a Cooling Center today until 4 pm and tomorrow from 8am to noon. The Maynard Public Library will be available from 2pm-9pm tonight and from 10 – 5 tomorrow. We also encourage our seniors to visit the Senior Center at the golf course for a respite from the heat as well tomorrow from 9 to 3.
Experts recommend drinking extra water and staying inside in air-conditioned rooms. Residents are urged to check in on their elderly neighbors and anyone with health problems.
Anyone working outdoors should avoid prolonged time in the sun and take regular breaks to cool off. Strenuous activity should be limited to early morning and evening.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Those with symptoms of heat stroke should receive immediate medical attention.
This information is also available and updated on the Town’s Emergency Information Line at 978-897-1332.