Cooling centers open around Bridgeport

Several cooling centers will be open today to help people looking for relief from the summer heat.

Several cooling centers will be open today to help people looking for relief from the summer heat. (7/20/15)

BRIDGEPORT - Several cooling centers will be open today to help people looking for relief from the summer heat.

In Bridgeport, officials say the Bridgeport Public Library on Broad Street is a cooling center today. There is another at the Greater Bridgeport Transit station on Water Street.

Besides heading to local libraries, malls and movie theaters also have air-conditioning.

Experts recommend residents drink a lot of water, avoid caffeine and alcohol, stay indoors as much as possible and wear light clothing.

They also warn never to leave children, seniors or pets inside closed vehicles.

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