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Towns Open Cooling Centers

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(Link to Info-Line’s list of cooling centers)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Several cities and towns in Connecticut will be opening cooling centers amid expected high temperatures and humidity that will make it feel like more than 100 degrees outside.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for all of Connecticut except shoreline areas on Monday. Forecasters say temperatures in the lower 90s and dew points in the lower 70s could push the heat index up to 102 degrees.

Hot and humid weather is expected most of this week.

Cooling centers are set to be open Monday in New Haven, Waterbury, Stamford, Meriden and other cities and towns.

The Weather Service is advising people who will be outside to drink plenty of fluids, take frequent rest breaks while working outside and limit strenuous activities to the early morning or evening.

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