Excessive heat warning issued for parts of New Jersey

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for parts of New Jersey as temperatures rose to above 90 degrees,



Many towns across New Jersey have opened cooling centers to allow residents to escape the heat.



The New Jersey Department of Health and Office of Emergency Management offer the following heat related emergency safety tips:



· Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible.

· If you do go outside, stay in the shade.

· If your home is not air conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air conditioned mall, library or other public place.

· Wear sunscreen outside, along with loose-fitting light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.

· Drink water regularly even if you are not thirsty. Limit alcohol and sugary drinks which speeds dehydration.

· Never leave children or pets alone in the car.

· Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day.

· Take a cool shower or bath.

· Be a good neighbor, check on elderly and people with disabilities in your community who may need assistance keeping cool.


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