Broome County officials say with heat index values expected to be over the 100-degree range July 19-20, it's important for people to know where they can go if they don't have regular access to air conditioning.

photo courtesy Broome County gov.

Here is a list of places you can go to cool down in Broome County as suggested by the NYS Department of Health. *Note some of these places may not be open on the weekend.

• Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-778-6400
• Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne Street, Endwell, 13760, 607-785-3427
• Columbus Park Spray Pad, 9 Columbus Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7168
• Deposit Senior Center, 14 Monument Street, Deposit, 13754, 607-467-3953
• Dorchester Park, 5469 NY Rt 26, Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-4612
• Eastern Broome Senior Center, 27 Golden Lane, Harpursville, 13787, 607-693-2069
• Fairview Pool (small pool), 54 Fairview Ave, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7208
• Fenton Free Library, 1062 Chenango Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-724-8649
• George F Johnson Memorial Library, 1001 Park Street, Endicott, 13760, 607-757-5350
• Greenwood Park, 153 Greenwood Road, Lisle, 13797, 607-862-9933
• Highland Park Pool, 801 Hooper Road, Endwell, 13760, 607-786-2970
• Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton Street, Johnson City, 13790,607-797-3145
• MacArthur Pool (small pool), 1081 Vestal Ave, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7205
• Mary L Wilcox Library, 2630 Main Street, Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-3159
• Nathaniel Cole Park, 1674 Colesville Road, Harpursville, 13787, 607-693-2700
• North Shore Towers Senior Center, 24 Isbell Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-6214
• North Side Pool, 1 Pleasant Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7202
• Northern Broome Senior Center, 12 Strongs Place, Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-3405
• Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, 13790, 607-798-9380
• Recreation Park, 103 Laurel Ave, Binghamton, 13901,607-772-9166
• South Side Pool, 95 Jackson Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7204
• Spray Park at CFJ Park, 98 CFJ Blvd, Johnson City, 13790, 607-797-3031
• Vestal Memorial Pool, 209 Clayton Ave, Vestal, 13850, 607-754-3368
• Vestal Senior Center, 201 Main Street, Vestal, 13850, 607-754-9596
• West Endicott Park Pool (small pool), 525 Maple Street, Endicott, 13760, 607-786-2970
• Your Home Public Library, 107 Main Street, Johnson City, 13790, 607-797-4816

Additionally, here are some heat safety tips provided by the Broome County Health Department:
• Spend some time each day in an air-conditioned space. For example, your residence, a
neighbor’s, or a public or retail building.
• Unless your doctor has specifically told you not to, drink lots of water.
• Perform heavy outdoor labor during the early morning or evening.
• If you know older people who live alone, check in with them in person or by phone.
• Don’t leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. Vehicles interior temperatures can place
children and pets in danger.
• Try to stay in the shade when outdoors
Additional information on heat related illness can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/