In anticipation of Monday’s excessive heat, the City of Portsmouth will activate cooling stations. The following areas will be shelters available to reduce the danger of heat-related illness:
City Hall Lobby, 801 Crawford Street – 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Senior Station, 1701 High Street – 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Main Library, 601 Court Street – 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Cradock Library, 28 Prospect Parkway – 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Manor Library, 1401 Elmhurst Lane – 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Churchland Library, 4934 High Street West – 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Behavioral Healthcare Services, 1811 King Street – 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.
If you must be outside today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the following as symptoms to be aware of:
- Heavy sweating
- Cold, pale, and clammy skin
- Fast, weak pulse
- Nausea or vomiting
If you are experiencing these symptoms, move to a cooler location, sip water, and apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible. Seek medical attention if you vomited and can’t keep anything down.
- High body temperature (above 103°F)
- Hot, red, dry or moist skin
- Rapid and strong pulse
- Possible unconsciousness
If you witness these symptoms in another person, DO NOT give them water. Instead call 911 immediately and move them to a cooler location.