SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township’s Office of Emergency Management is opening the South Brunswick Public Library as a cooling center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today due to the forecasted heat and humidity, according to a press release.
The OEM is making the move due to weather forecasts predicting temperatures through the mid 90s and increasing humidity during the next week.
“The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity may combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible,” the release said.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly is predicting temperatures ranging from 90-94 stretching through the week with rising humidity.
The OEM is also offering residents the following advice on dealing with the sweltering conditions.
Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, wear light and loose clothing, stay in air conditioned areas, try and stay out of the sun and be sure to check on relatives and neighbors.
Take extra precautions if you are working or spending time outside and reschedule any strenuous activity for either the early morning or evening.
Residents should be aware of the symptoms for heat exhaustion and heat stroke and call the police non-emergency number at (732) 329-4646 if they are having heat-related problems.