In case you missed it…it’s hot out there!!! An Excessive Heat Warning is posted until 9 PM Monday for Passaic, Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Union Counties. An Excessive Heat Warning is posted until 8 PM for Sussex, Morris, Warren, Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, NW Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties. A Heat Advisory is posted for Ocean, Monmouth, SE Burlington, Atlantic, Salem, and Cumberland Counties through 8 PM Monday.
Impacts to New Jersey
Humid air and temperatures in the 90s will make it feel like temperatures are over 100˚ Monday, especially from late morning to early evening. The heat may be dangerous for the elderly, people with heart and lung conditions, children, outdoor pets, and people working outside. Heat stress may occur with prolonged exposure or exertion outdoors. Heat will continue through Wednesday.
Here are a few more tips to stay cool and safe!
- Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. The consequences could be deadly!
- Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
- Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. - Go to a designated public shelter, shopping mall or library if your home loses power during periods of extreme heat. Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available. Call or visit www.nj211.org if you need to find a cooling center. - Keep drinking water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html
Excessive heat can also cause power outages. Learn what to do before, during, and after a power outage by visiting ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/power-outages.shtml
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