Released on July 18, 2013 - 9:35am
Jul 18

Mayor Craig A. Moe would like the residents of Laurel to know that due to the high heat and humidity in the upcoming days, the City of Laurel will open the Laurel City Pools one hour early today, Thursday, July 18 and tomorrow, Friday, July 19, 2013. The new hours of operation for the Laurel Municipal Pool, located at 9th and Main Streets, and the Greenview Drive Pool Complex, located at 14403 Greenview Drive, will be from 11:00am – 8:00pm.

If you are looking for a Cooling Center over the next few days, Mayor Moe has been informed Prince George’s County will be opening a Cooling Center from 10:00am – 8:00pm at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Center located at 7120 Contee Road in Laurel next to the Laurel Regional Hospital. If you have any questions, please give them a call at 301-206-3350.

Mayor Moe would also like to pass along to the residents of Laurel tips that can help you through the high temperatures and humidity.

Safety Tips

  • Slow down – you should reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities to the coolest time of the day.
  • Dress for summer – Lightweight, light-colored clothing should be worn since it reflects heat and sunlight and helps maintain normal body temperatures.
  • Eat properly – foods such as proteins increase metabolic heat production and can increase water loss.
  • Drink fluids – your body needs lots of water to keep cool, so drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. However, persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney or liver disease, who are on restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their fluid intake.
  • DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages.
  • Stay Indoors – spend more time indoors in air-conditioned places, since this will reduce the danger form the heat and also decrease the chances of sunburn which makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult on the human body.

For more information, please call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 301-725-7800.

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