Cooling Centers Open Across Northeast as Heat Takes Grip - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Cooling Centers Open Across Northeast as Heat Takes Grip

Posted:
Scranton firefighters take a break from the heat after containing a house fire on Mineral Avenue in Scranton, Pa., on Monday, July 15, 2013. (Photo: AP) Scranton firefighters take a break from the heat after containing a house fire on Mineral Avenue in Scranton, Pa., on Monday, July 15, 2013. (Photo: AP)

UNDATED (AP/WBOC)- Dozens of local governments have opened cooling centers, as health officials from Maine to Michigan to Delaware advise people to take aggressive actions to combat the heat wave that is just settling in for the week across much of the Northeastern U.S.

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s every day until Friday in places like New York City, Boston, Wilmington, Washington, D.C., and even as far west as Detroit.

Officials say drinking plenty of water and spending a lot of time out of the sun is the least people can do to prepare for the weather.

And just as the heat takes it grip, a few untimely disasters hit locals up and down the East Coast.

In Westchester County in New York, locals battling the heat got some bad news when some beaches were closed as a precaution after sewage leaked into the Long Island Sound.

County health officials issued an advisory urging all recreational boaters and swimmers in Rye Harbor, Milton Harbor and Greenhaven in Rye and in Mamaroneck Harbor to avoid Long Island Sound until further notice. Swimming is barred at Beach Point Club, Orienta Beach Club, Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. Also Shore Acres Pointe and Harbor Island Park Beach, American Yacht Club, Shenorock Shore Club, Coveleight Club and Greenhaven Association.

In southern Maryland in Prince George's, a water main failure could cause thousands to lose running water just as the extreme weather takes hold. Officials pleaded with locals to check on their elderly and infirm neighbors.

In Wicomico and Somerset counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore, several cooling stations are open or will be open this week.
 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Shoreline Under Repair Along NASA Wallops Flight Facility

    Shoreline Under Repair Along NASA Wallops Flight Facility

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:05:19 GMT
    For more than one year, the Atlantic Ocean has been chewing up a zone that protects NASA's most critical launch assets on Wallops Island. Hurricane Sandy is to blame. Now, a coastal restoration project is underway to fix the damage on the coastline.More
    For more than one year, the Atlantic Ocean has been chewing up a zone that protects NASA's most critical launch assets on Wallops Island. Hurricane Sandy is to blame. Now, a coastal restoration project is underway to fix the damage on the coastline.More
  • Second Public Hearing Brings More Opposition

    Second Public Hearing Brings More Opposition

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:24:04 GMT
    When Planning and Zoning held their public hearing on July 10, hundreds of people came out to voice their support and opposition to a country music festival in the Harbeson area. Approximately two weeks later on Tuesday afternoon about 100 showed up to voice their opinion, primarily in opposition. The County Council heard from dozens of neighbors who said they were staunchly against the festival, citing potential problems with noise, traffic, pollution, and crime.More
    When Planning and Zoning held their public hearing on July 10, hundreds of people came out to voice their support and opposition to a country music festival in the Harbeson area. Approximately two weeks later on Tuesday afternoon about 100 showed up to voice their opinion, primarily in opposition. The County Council heard from dozens of neighbors who said they were staunchly against the festival, citing potential problems with noise, traffic, pollution, and crime.More
  • Del. Police See High Crime Clearance Rate

    Del. Police See High Crime Clearance Rate

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:27:14 GMT
    The Dover Police Department says its criminal investigations unit could see its best clearance rate in five years.More
    The Dover Police Department says its criminal investigations unit could see its best clearance rate in five years.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two Killed in Del. Crash

    Two Killed in Del. Crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:45:19 GMT
    Delaware State Police say two Dover men were killed Monday night after the tow truck they were riding in went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole near Little Creek.More
    Delaware State Police say two Dover men were killed Monday night after the tow truck they were riding in went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole near Little Creek. More
  • Updated: Fire Ruins Historical Hebron Church

    Updated: Fire Ruins Historical Hebron Church

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:33:21 GMT
    Fire has destroyed the historical St. Paul's Episcopal Church located on westbound Route 50 in Hebron.More
    Authorities are investigating a Tuesday fire that destroyed the historical St. Paul's Episcopal Church at the corner of Memory Gardens Lane and Route 50 in Hebron, Md. Preliminary damage is estimated at approximately $500,000.More
  • Stolen Hotel Painting Found

    Stolen Hotel Painting Found

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:28:53 GMT
    A portrait was stolen Sunday evening from the Dunes Manor Hotel, but it's been returned.More
    A portrait was stolen Sunday evening from the Dunes Manor Hotel, but it's been returned.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service