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County Executive Owens Has Libraries Available as "Cooling Stations"

Some Senior Centers Also Open

Annapolis, MD (August 1, 2006) - Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens urges all residents without air conditioning or a means to stay cool, to go to area Libraries, Malls and some Senior Centers.

"I urge all residents to take this situation with the excessive heat seriously," said County Executive Owens. "This is the time to check on your neighbors, including the very young and elderly, and if they are without air conditioning, get them to a place that’s cool."

The County’s Libraries are open until 9:00 pm and are listed below.

  • Annapolis Area Library 1410 West Street, Annapolis
  • Broadneck Branch 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis
  • Brooklyn Park Branch 1 East 11th Ave., Baltimore
  • Crofton Branch 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton
  • Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis
  • Edgewater Branch 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
  • Linthicum Branch 400 Shipley Road, Linthicum
  • Maryland City at Russett Branch 3501 Russett Common, Laurel
  • Mountain Road Branch 4730 Mountain Road, Pasadena
  • North County Area Library 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie
  • Odenton is now the West County Area Library 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton
  • Provinces Branch 2624 Annapolis Road, Severn
  • Riviera Beach Branch 1130 Duvall Highway, Pasadena
  • Severna Park Branch 45 McKinsey Road, Severna Park
  • South County Branch 5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale
  • West County Area Library 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton
  • Library Headquarters 5 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis

Also available to residents are some of the Senior Centers throughout the County. The Senior Centers are open until 4:30 p.m.

  • Annapolis Senior Center 1027 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis
  • O'Malley Senior Center 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton
  • Pasadena Senior Center 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena
  • Pascal Senior Center 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie
  • South County Senior Center 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

It is important to know the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. The first sign of heat illness is often heat cramps. Heat stroke, the most serious heat-related illness, occurs when the body temperature increases to 104ºF or higher and requires immediate medical treatment. Symptoms include clammy or hot, dry and reddened skin, vomiting, shallow breathing, seizures, disorientation and delirium. Although less serious than heat stroke, heat exhaustion should not be taken lightly. If someone has the signs of heat exhaustion, including clammy skin, headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness, thirst or altered ability to think, immediately take them to a cool place and provide water or a sports drink. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention at once.

For more information on hot weather tips, log onto the Department of Health Website.


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