City provides residents opportunities to escape the heat wave

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Pulaski Park pool on Washington Street in Poughkeepsie. Copyright Mid-Hudson News.

POUGHKEEPSIE – The city has opened a cooling center to help Poughkeepsie residents who need to escape the sweltering heat engulfing the region.

Mayor Rob Rolison announced that the City of Poughkeepsie has opened a cooling center that is in operation from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Sunday at the Public Safety Building, located at 505 Main Street.

Free bottled water is also being provided by Thrifty Beverage in cooperation with the city.

The Adriance Memorial Library is also serving as a cooling center, and the city’s municipal pools – Pulaski Park Pool at 162 Washington Street and Spratt Park Pool at 121 Wilbur Boulevard – also are open free of charge. The pools are open from noon to 7:00 p.m. each day. Additional information about the pools can be found  here,

Health experts advise people to plenty of fluids and stay in an air-conditioned area, if possible. Be sure to check in on relatives and neighbors, particularly the elderly. Children and pets should not be left unattended in vehicles for any time, especially during these conditions.