Contact Us

New Bedford Offers Relief From The Heat


Getty Images

The heat advisory for the Southcoast area will continue for the next few days, with index temps feeling like at least 100 degrees.   For those who do not have access to air conditioning, there are some places in New Bedford that will be offering some relief from the heat this week.

City libraries and senior centers will be accessible during their normal hours over the course of the week.   The main library will be open from 9 in the morning until 9 at night.  All branches will be open from 10 until 8 Tuesday.  

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering a few tips to keep cool and safe.

-Slow down! Avoid strenuous activity.

-Wear light, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.

-Stay hydrated.

-Limit intake of alcoholic beverages.

-Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals.

-Stay indoors as much as possible.

-If you don’t have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun.

-Visit places that do have air conditioning like schools, libraries and theaters.

-Cover windows that receive lots of sun with drapes or curtains. This can reduce the heat that enters a home by 80%.

-Avoid too much sun and use sunscreen with a high SPF if you are outdoors.

-Never leave children or pets in a closed vehicle.

With the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke looming over the next few days, call 911 if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of a heat-related emergency.


 All the Senior Centers are open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m..  They are at Brooklawn Park, Buttonwood Park, Downtown Ashley Park and Hazelwood Park.

Best of Fun 107

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Fun Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Fun Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.