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Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

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Liberty, NY – With Sullivan County experiencing some of the hottest temperatures of the year, Public Health officials want residents to know where they can escape the heat.

“Heat stroke can be a life-threatening condition if people stay too long outside in hot, sunny weather (tempting as that is),” notes Public Health Director Karen Holden. “Warning signs include a body temperature of 103°F or higher; hot, red, dry, or damp skin; a fast, strong pulse; headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion; and losing consciousness (passing out). If you or someone you know is experiencing these kinds of symptoms, it’s best to call 911 right away.”

“Sullivan County is fortunate to have a number of parks, lakes and rivers where people can cool off in the water, though please wear a lifejacket when out on a boat or raft,” adds Health & Human Services Commissioner John Liddle. “For those who can’t or don’t want to get in the water, the following locations are open to the public during the hottest parts of the day.”

  • Sullivan County Government Center
    100 North Street
    Monticello, NY
  • Mamakating Library
    128 Sullivan Street
  • Mamakating Town Hall (Mondays and Wednesdays
    2948 US-209
  • Sunshine Hall Free Library
    14 Proctor Road
  • Daniel Pierce Library
    328 Main Street
  • Western Sullivan Public Library
    • Jeffersonville
      19 Center Street
    • Callicoon
      45 Lower Main Street
    • Narrowsburg
      198 Bridge Street
  • Liberty Public Library
    189 North Main Street
  • Livingston Manor Free Library
    92 Main Street
    Livingston Manor
  • Livingston Manor Nutrition Site (Presbyterian Church, Mondays only)
    568 Old Route 17
    Livingston Manor
  • Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library
    479 Broadway
  • Roscoe Free Library
    85 Highland Avenue
  • Fallsburg Library
    12 Railroad Plaza
    South Fallsburg
  • Walmart
    41 Anawana Lake Road
  • SUNY Sullivan
    112 College Road
    Loch Sheldrake

“If you are unable to leave your house and there is no air-conditioning, call the Department of Social Services at 845-292-0100 for assistance,” says Liddle. “If you or a loved one’s life is in danger, however, call 911 directly.”