BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights is offering their facility as a "cooling" station for elderly residents to stop in cool off, recharge devices, or grab a snack and/or drink during the impending extreme heat predicted for the weekend and possible power outages.
Autumn Lake is located at 35 Cottage Street , Berkeley Heights.
The Berkeley Heights Fire Department issued the following heat advisory:
An Excessive Heat Warning is posted today through 8 PM Sunday.
High heat index temperatures increase the risk of life-threatening heat-related illness. Vulnerable populations include the elderly, very young, people with chronic health issues, those with heart and lung conditions, people without air conditioning, pets, and people working outside. Heat index values will rise over the next few days, potentially reaching 107 to 112 degrees on Saturday.
✅Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as you can. If you need a cooling center visit nj211.org or call NJ 2-1-1 for assistance.
✅ Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
✅ Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
✅ Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen.
✅ Pace yourself.
✅ Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
✅ Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
✅ Never leave children or pets in cars.
✅ Check the local news for health and safety updates.
Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/features/extremeheat/index.html.
🔦If the power goes out, contact JCP&L to report an outage. JCP&L contact information and power outage maps athttp://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html
🐾Pets are family too! For information on how to keep your pets safe during warm weather visit https://www.avma.org/…/P…/Pages/Warm-Weather-Pet-Safety.aspx
Union County has also issued advisories about the heat wave, including a list of cooling centers, pool and water feature hours, and more. Learn more at TAPinto in the Health and Wellness and Government sections here.