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Town Declares North Castle Library Cooling Center

ARMONK, N.Y. - The downtown North Castle Library can be used as a cooling center for those seeking refuge from the intense heat, according to the Town of North Castle's Office of Emergency Management. The offer is courtesy of Library Director Chris Ansnes and the library staff.

The library will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday. Those seeking a safe haven from the heat wave are welcome to browse the building's books, audio tapes, and internet facilities.

The library is located at 19 Whippoorwill Rd. East in the Hamlet of Armonk.

The current heat wave is expected to last until late Saturday.

The weather Friday afternoon is expected to be about 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service . Temperatures should drop to 72 degrees at night.

Saturday should see isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. with a high near 95 degrees. Sunday should bring a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon with a high near 88 degrees.

The town asked that residents check on their neighbors during the heat wave and assure their safety.

"These contacts and caring are what make living in a small community special, so please make time for each other," David R. Lander of the emergency management office said.

In the event of an emergency, the North Castle Police can be reached at 914 273-9500.

The North Castle Office of Emergency Management is monitoring this weather emergency and will staff the emergency management center should the need arise based on conditions. The OEM staff can be reached at oem@northcastleny.com .

Residents should be prepared for power outages during these times of excessive heat. Should power go out, residents can contact Consolidated Edison directly at 1-800-75CONED.

Tell us how you will stay cool this weekend on Facebook and Twitter .

E-mail town reporter Phil Corso at PCorso@TheDailyArmonk.com .

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