Cool Off at One of Maine’s Cooling Centers Amid Heatwave
Hot Maine Summer
While technically it's still spring, Maine has seen some seriously hot temperatures recently and at times being under a heat advisory with temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 90s.
Many are finding comfort in air-conditioned offices, home air conditioning, and trips to the beach. But what if none of these options are available? With temperatures like this, it can be quite dangerous. Especially for those who don't even have a place to call home to get out of the sun.
Thankfully there are a number of cooling centers open around the state.
Those seeking relief in Auburn have two options. The first being the Norway Savings Bank Arena. This space is open and available between 9 am and 3 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The 2nd option being the Auburn Senior Community Center located at 48 Pettengill Park Road. That space will be open between 9 am and 3 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
The William B Troubh Ice Area will allow people to come in and cool off on their bleachers.
The Richmond Senior Center located at 314 Front Street will be open today from 9 am to 3 pm according to WMTW.
The South Portland Community Center located at 21 Nelson Road is available to community members from 6 am to 9 pm according to WMTW.
Some locations will require masks. Keep one in your pocket just in case. Stay cool and stay hydrated! A stretch of cooler weather is on the way.