The Wayland Police Department completed a community alert call at 1 p.m. Wednesday, alerting residents of opportunities to stay cool in the midst of a heat advisory.
The call advised residents that those seeking respite from the heat are welcome to visit the Wayland Town Building and the Wayland Public Safety Building, which will be open through Saturday as cool locations. Residents were also asked to contact the Joint Communications Center at 508-358-4721 should they need assistance in the heat.
"Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death," according to a transcript of the call. "During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area."
Some other key points from the call:
- Drink extra, non-alcoholic fluids, regardless of your activity level. - Pay attention to local news reports and remain informed about the weather conditions. - Elderly individuals, children and those with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress, so check on your neighbors.