The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Sunday evening. Heat Index values will be up to 110 degrees.
For those seeking shelter from the extreme heat be advised The Township of Maplewood operates a cooling station located at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. It will be staffed until 8 p.m.
In the meantime you should know that libraries, shopping malls, recreation centers, senior centers, municipal buildings, and other public air-conditioned spaces are good alternatives if you are looking for a place to cool down.
The Maplewood PD’s emergency phone number is 973-762-1234.
Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The excessive heat may quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke. Check on friends, neighbors, seniors, and other vulnerable populations who may not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.