Cooling Stations Offer Respite From The Heat

The York County Commissioners, in collaboration with the York County Office of Emergency Management and Area Agency on Aging, today announced the opening of cooling stations this week for York County residents.

The general public on Tuesday can go to the Salvation Army, 114 S. Duke St. in York City. The cooling station will be open from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

In addition, the following senior centers are offering extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday. These centers are available to residents age 60 or older:

Further information will be provided should additional cooling stations open or decide to offer extended hours due to the predicted hot temperatures.

The Commissioners offer the following tips to beat the heat:

  • Make a special effort to check on your neighbors during a heat wave, especially if they are seniors, people with special needs or live alone.
  • Abstain from outdoor activities. If you must be outdoors wear light-colored, lightweight clothing and stay in the shade or under awnings as much as possible.
  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not leave children, senior citizens, those with special needs or pets alone in vehicles.
  • Keep rooms well-ventilated with air conditioners and fans. Keep your windows open if you don't have a fan or air conditioner.
  • Cool down with periodic cool baths or showers.
  • Take advantage of cooling centers, public pools and air-conditioned stores and malls.
  • Seek help immediately if you feel the onset of heat-related illnesses


Media Contact: Carl Lindquist,

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