Towns to open cooling centers

With temperatures expected to rise into the upper 90s this weekend, Beacon Falls, Naugatuck and Prospect will open cooling centers for residents to beat the heat.

Beacon Falls

The Beacon Falls Senior Center, 57 North Main St., will be open as a cooling station on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Naugatuck

The Howard Whittemore Library, 243 Church St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Residents who have a need for immediate emergency sheltering can contact the Naugatuck Police Department at 203-729-5222 or the Naugatuck Fire Department at 203-720-7081. Officials will continually assess the need for cooling centers based on the number of requests, police said.

Prospect

Mayor Robert Chatfield said the basement of Town Hall, 36 Center St., and the Prospect Senior Center, 6 Center St., will be open from 12 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for cooling centers.

He said the town’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will oversee the centers.