Heat indices Wednesday and Thursday are forecast to approach or exceed 100 degrees, particularly along the I-95 urban corridor and southern New Jersey.
Heat indices Friday and Saturday are forecast for 100 to 110 degrees, particularly along the I-95 urban corridor and southern NJ.
👉Prepare NOW • Find places in your community where you can go to get cool. You can also visit nj211.org or dial 2-1-1 to find cooling centers in your area. • Keep your home cool by doing the following: o Cover windows with drapes or shades. o Weather-strip doors and windows. o Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside. o Add insulation to keep the heat out. o Use attic fans to clear hot air. o Install window air conditioners and insulate around them. • Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.
👉Be Safe DURING • Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day. • Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat. Visit nj211.org or dial 2-1-1 to find a cooling center near you. • If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face. • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing. • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it. • Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature. • Avoid high-energy activities. • Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.
Check your local weather. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly www.weather.gov/phi/. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY www.weather.gov/okx/.
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