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Jan 23, 2013 6:29 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town Opens Warming Centers On Wednesday and Thursday

Jan 23, 2013 9:20 AM

Southampton Town officials will open warming centers at its senior centers on Wednesday and Thursday due to cold temperatures, officials said on Tuesday.

The centers will be available to any resident who may not have adequate heat at home. Temperatures are expected to dip to single digits with wind chill factors below zero degrees.

The warming centers will be open on Wednesday and Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Flanders Community Center at 655 Flanders Road in Flanders, the Hampton Bays Senior Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays and the Bridgehampton Community Center at 585 Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

The town offered the following tips for staying warm: Wear a hat, hood, or scarf, as most heat is lost through the head; wear layers, as they provide better insulation and warmth; keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered outside; keep clothing dry and remove any wet layers; don’t drink alcohol as it increases one’s risk for hypothermia and frostbite.

For additional information, call the Hampton Bays Senior Center staff at 728-1235.

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