“The city of Lockport will have the Municipal Building at 1 Locks Plaza, Lockport, NY available as a cooling station during the next few days. You must go the police window on Niagara Street entrance to be screened prior to entrance. Our police and fire department personnel are available to aid anyone suffering from heat related issues. Our non-emergency number for questions is 433-7700. Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and vulnerable, frequently.
“Cooling centers are air-conditioned facilities where you can go to cool off during extreme heat. Heat is on average the greatest weather-related killer in the United States. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people suffer from the effects of extreme heat. Some individuals are at a higher risk for heat-related illness than others. Knowing the risk factors and symptoms of heat-related illness could save your life or the life of someone you love.”
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