A cooling center has been set up in Danbury to help residents cope with the heat. An air conditioned HART bus will be stationed outside of 198 Main Street today and tomorrow from 1pm to 5pm.
Continued high temperatures and humidity have also prompted reminders about ways to prevent heat-related illness. People are urged to drink plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight or long periods in the sun.
In Newtown, the Municipal Center at Fairfield Hills will be open 7am to 9pm through Thursday.