Nashua officials urge residents to take precautions during this week’s extreme heat

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NNASHUA, NH – With excessive heat and humidity in New Hampshire and the Greater Nashua Public Health Region expected to last from Monday July 8th through Tuesday July 9th, state and local public health and emergency management officials are urging Greater Nashua residents to take the necessary precautions in an effort to avoid heat-related illness and injury. 

Heat stroke is an emergency and medical help should be requested by calling 9-1-1. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded location and drink water while waiting for help. Nashua Public Health and Emergency Management Officials are encouraging the Greater Nashua community to practice the following precautions to stay safe and prevent heat-related illness.

  • Drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • Monitor those at high risk. Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others:
  • Infants and young children
  • People 65 years of age or older
  • People who overexert during work or exercise
  • People who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure, or who take certain medications, such as for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Schedule frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
  • Limit use of appliances, such as your dryer, dishwasher, and oven to avoid unwanted heat indoors. 
  • When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.

 The following locations will be open as cooling centers during this event:

Date: Monday July 8, 2024

  • Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter – 2 Quincy St. from 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
  • Pheasant Lane Mall – 310 Daniel Webster Hwy from 9 A.M. – 8 P.M.
  • Nashua YMCA – 24 Stadium Dr. from 5 A.M. – 9 P.M.
  • Nashua Public Library – 2 Court St. from 9 A.M. – 9 P.M.
  • Nashua Senior Activity Center – 70 Temple St. from 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

  • Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter – 2 Quincy St. from 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
  • Pheasant Lane Mall – 310 Daniel Webster Hwy from 9 A.M. – 8 P.M.
  • Nashua YMCA – 24 Stadium Dr. from 5 A.M. – 9 P.M.
  • Nashua Public Library – 2 Court St. from 9 A.M. – 9 P.M.
  • Nashua Senior Activity Center – 70 Temple St. from 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.

The following City Pools will be open from 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. during this event:

  • Centennial Pool
  • Crown Hill Pool
  • Rotary Pool and Wading Pool
  • Greeley Park and Wading Pool
  • Splash Pad on National St.

For more information, visit nashuanh.gov/647/Seasonal-Safety or call 603-589-4500.