MAINE, USA — As excessive heat plagues much of Maine, communities across the state are opening cooling centers to help people beat the heat. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for most of the state. [This list may not be complete, and is subject to change. You can also check for more info.]

Cumberland County

Bridgton: Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Casco: Casco Community Center at 940 Meadow Rd. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29.

Harpswell: Harpswell Town Office, 263 Mountain Rd, Monday until 4:30 p.m.

Portland: Troubh Ice Arena, 225 Park Ave., through 4 p.m. Monday; Tuesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Masks are required inside.

Scarborough: Library, 48 Gorham Road, Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Androscoggin County

Auburn: Norway Savings Bank Arena, 985 Turner St, Monday 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Kennebec County

Augusta: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sagadahoc County

Richmond: Richmond Area Senior Center, 314 Front St., Monday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Topsham: Topsham Town Office, 100 Main St., Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

York County

Biddeford: Seed of Hope Neighborhood Center, 35 South St., Monday 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Cold drinks and snacks available after 1 p.m.

Oxford County

Oxford: Oxford Community Center, 223 King St., Monday until 4 p.m.

The Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention offers the following recommendations for extreme heat:

  1. “Keep Cool, Drink Fluids, Lie Low”
  2. Recognize heat-related illnesses
  3. Preparing for very hot weather