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As power outages remain, New London provides cooling centers and charging stations

New London — The city is opening cooling centers at the Senior Citizens Center and Public Library of New London, and allowing people to charge electronics at various locations, due to the power outages.

The high temperatures in New London are forecasted to be 73 degrees on Friday, 78 on Saturday and in the low- to mid-80s next week. But according to a news release from the city on Thursday afternoon, the city still has 377 customers without power.

The Senior Citizens Center, at 120 Broad St., will be open as a cooling center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Sunday.

Those in need of a cooling center Saturday can go to the lower-level community room of the public library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 63 Huntington St. The community room also will serve as a cooling center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Those going to a cooling center will be required to wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from others. Masks may be provided upon request, the city said.

People who need to charge a phone or computer can utilize the services at one of the cooling centers, the New London Fire Department station at 25 Lower Blvd. or at Riverside Park.


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