Mayor Sebastian Giuliano announced that the City of Middletown will be opening a cooling center and taking other measures to help residents cope with the ongoing heat wave.
The cooling center will be at Middletown High School, 200 LaRosa Lane (formerly Wilderman’s Way) for those who require relief from the heat. It will be open until 9 P.M. today and from 9 A.M – 9 P.M. Wednesday through Friday. Only water will be provided. Domestic animals will be allowed. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. Updated vaccination records are requested.
Transportation may be provided to the cooling center. Arrangements can be made by calling Middletown Area Transit (MAT) at 860-346-0212 (Ext. 7) until 6 P.M. each day. After those hours, contact Middletown Emergency Management at 860-343-8002.
The City of Middletown will also be opening fire hydrant sprinklers at designated times and locations as follows:
- The Highlands Crescent Drive bus stop from 12 P.M. – 4 P.M.
- Maplewood Terrace from 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.
- Summer Hill Road and Woodbury Circle from 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.
- Macdonough School from 12 P.M. – 3 P.M. and 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.
- Snow School from 12 P.M. – 3 P.M. and 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.