Seeds of Hope to Open Doors as Temperatures Soar
With record high temperatures predicted this weekend, Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center will open as a cooling station.
Located at 35 South Street, Biddeford, Seeds of Hope will open Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, 12 am to 6 pm. Meals will not be served, but there is air conditioning and cold drinks will be available.
“The worst of the heat will be across southern Maine, south of the mountains where we expect Heat index values to be 95 to 100 degrees,” says Chris Kimball, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Gray. “Portland, we’re expecting heat index value on Saturday to approach 100 degrees. Fryeburg a little bit higher than that. And Sanford, 105 is within range.”
Kimball says that heat index value will come from temperatures in the 90s along with a high “dew point,” which makes it difficult to cool off.
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