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7/28/2016 - Bridgeport Issues Air Quality Alert - Cooling Centers Open Throughout the Day

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                                                             For More Information:

July 28, 2016                                                                      Av Harris (203)814-7992                                  


-Press Release-

City of Bridgeport Issues Air Quality Alert Through 11:00 P.M. – Cooling Centers open Throughout the Day

All Bridgeport Public Libraries and Senior Centers, Greater Bridgeport Transit Bus Terminal Open as Cooling Shelters During the Day


Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center today is issuing an air quality control alert for the city of Bridgeport through 11:00 p.m. tonight due to hot and humid conditions, and excessive levels of ozone.  Bridgeport residents and members of the public are encouraged to stay cool and hydrated during the day, and limit their exposure to hot and humid air outside, which could cause respiratory difficulties. In addition, all Bridgeport public library branches and senior centers as well as the Greater Bridgeport Transit Terminal will be open during the day as cooling centers for anyone in need during the extreme hot temperatures expected to impact the region for today.       


“The extreme hot and humid weather that will keep temperatures in the 90s also brings with it poor air quality and we want everyone to stay as cool, hydrated and safe as possible,” said Mayor Ganim.  “Cooling centers are open and anyone who needs them has a place to cool off during the day.  Of course anyone feeling symptoms of heat stroke should immediately seek medical attention, and we will do whatever we can to help.”


Cooling Centers are open during the day at the following locations and times:


Greater Bridgeport Transit Bus Terminal- 1 Cross Street, Bridgeport CT (8:00am- 8:00pm)


Bridgeport Public Library Branches:










10 – 6

10 – 8

10 – 8

10 – 8

10 – 5

10 - 5


  • Main Branch – 925 Broad Street, 203-576-7400
  • Black RockBranch – 2705 Fairfield Avenue, 203-576-7025
  • Newfield Branch – 1230 Stratford Avenue, 203-576-7828
  • North Branch – 3455 Madison Avenue, 203-576-7003
  • Old Mill Green Branch – 1677 East Main Street, 203-576-7634


    Senior Centers (Open only weekdays):

  • East Side Senior Center- 1057 East Main St Bridgeport, CT  (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • Black Rock Senior Center- 2676 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • Ella Jackson Senior Center - 52 George Pipkin Way Bridgeport CT (9:00am-3:00pm)