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Stay Cool In Prince George's County

(WUSA) -- Six cooling centers are now open to Prince George's county residents, county officials said in a news release.

The centers will continue to be open on days with CODE ORANGE air quality or temperatures of at least 90 degrees.

Prince George's County officials recommend the following tips for staying cool this summer:

  • Stay well hydrated. Avoid drinks containing alcohol or caffeine.
  • Limit heavy lifting
  • Spend as much time in air-conditioning as possible (i.e. cooling centers listed below, libraries, shopping malls, community and senior centers).
  • Wear light, loose fitting clothes
  • Eat smaller meals, more often.
  • Take cool bathes or showers.

Cooling Centers open for Seniors at the following locations:

New Carrollton Nutrition Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, Lanham from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Cooling Centers open for the General Public at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.:

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center, 13820 and 13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, 301-362-6060

Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum, 301-853-2005

Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, 301-773-5665

Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Drive, Hillcrest Heights, 301-505-0896