Welcome to the Town of Groton, Connecticut

Heat Safety and Groton Cooling Center Locations

How to Stay Safe in the Heat

  • Children and pets should never be left alone in vehicles, even for short periods of time.
  • Stay hydrated.  Drink plenty of fluids regardless of activity level. Avoid alcoholic beverages and liquids high in sugar or caffeine.
  • Keep cool with frequent cool showers, shade, and air conditioning or fans. 
  • Use your stove and over less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home.
  • Adults and children should use sunscreen containing an SPF-30 or higher and wear protective, loose-fitting clothing, including long sleeve shirts and hats.
  • Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. Rest often in shady areas and be extra cautious from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the sun's UV radiation is strongest.
  • Know the signs of heat exhaustion. Heavy sweating, cool and clammy skin, dizziness, nausea, and muscle aches could all be signs of heat exhaustion. If symptoms persist, call 911 immediately. Do not delay care. Heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the US and can exacerbate underlying illnesses.
  • If you have a child in your home, use child window guards in addition to screens on any open window on the second story or above. Falls are the leading cause of injury for children under the age of six. 
  • Please check on neighbors and family, especially older adults, and people with disabilities.

Call 2-1-1 to learn of available resources

Groton Cooling Centers
1.    Groton Public Library at 52 Newtown Road 
       Tel: (860) 441-6750
       Hours: Mon.-Thr. 9AM– 9PM
                   Fri. 9AM – 5:30PM
                   Sat. 9AM –  PM
                   Sun. Closed 

2.    Thrive 55+ Active Living Center at 102 Newtown Road 
        Tel: (860) 441-6785
        Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8AM – 4PM 

3.    Bill Memorial Library at 240 Monument Street, City of Groton 
       Tel: (860) 445-0392
       Hours: Mon, Tue. & Thr. 10AM – 8PM
                  Wed. & Fri. 10AM – 5PM 
                  Sat. 10AM – 3 PM
                  Sun. Closed 

4.    Mystic-Noank Library at 40 Library St, Mystic
       Tel: (860) 536-7721
       Hours: Mon. – Wed. 10AM – 7PM
                  Thr. & Fri. 10AM – 5PM 
                  Sat. 10AM – 2PM
                  Sun. Closed 

5.    Groton Town Hall at 45 Fort Hill Road
       Tel: (860) 441-6630
       Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30AM – 4:30PM 
       Sat. & Sun. Closed 

6.    Town Hall Annex at 102 Groton Long Point Road 
       Tel: (860) 446-5970
       Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30AM – 4:30PM 
       Sat. & Sun. Closed 

7.    Town of Groton Police Department at 68 Groton Long Point Road
       Tel: (860) 441-6712
       Front entry area has limited available space 24-hours per day, 7-days per week