August 6, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Thomas Higgins, Fire Chief
City Urges Residents to Stay Cool During Heat Wave
BANGOR, ME – The City of Bangor is urging residents to stay cool and safe during a two-day heat wave that will push the heat index past 100°F. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory across most of the state for Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7, 2018, with extreme heat and humidity affecting much of the area between Bangor and Millinocket. Overnight temperatures will also remain high and not offer much relief.
To assist those without access to air conditioning, the Parks & Recreation building at 647 Main Street will keep a cooling station open until 9pm tonight and 8am-9pm tomorrow. Residents are urged to use this room for a respite from the hot weather.
In addition, the City of Bangor recommends some helpful tips to keep cool and safe throughout the duration of the heat wave:
- Stay hydrated with plenty of water
- Stay in air conditioned spaces
- Check in with any elderly family or neighbors
- Pets need to stay hydrated too
- Dress appropriately (wear light-colored, loose fitting clothes)
- Don’t forget sunscreen
- Postpone unnecessary outdoor activities (if possible)
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.