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Posted on: July 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Cooling centers in Summit during heat wave

graphic for extreme heat, a photo of the sky with an orange/red tint and image of thermometer

Please be advised: High temperatures are expected for Summit and the surrounding area for the next couple of days through Saturday, July 29. Residents can visit the following cooling centers in Summit to take a break from the heat:

City Hall, 512 Springfield Avenue: Wednesday 7/26 and Thursday 7/27 8AM-4:30PM, Friday 7/28 8AM-1PM

Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue: Wednesday 7/26 4PM-9PM, Thursday 7/27 7:30PM-9PM, Friday 7/28 1PM-5PM, Saturday 7/29 9AM-5PM

Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple Street: Wednesday 7/26 and Thursday 7/27 9AM-9PM, Friday 7/28 and Saturday 7/29 9AM-5PM

Please take a moment to review these safety tips from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the CDC:

-Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face. To reduce your risk during outdoor work, schedule frequent breaks in a shaded or air-conditioned environment.

-Be mindful when planning outdoor activities. Take frequent breaks and stay hydrated. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or the late evening.

-Wear loose, lightweight, and light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors as they absorb the sun’s rays.

-Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

-Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke: Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded location.

-Heat stroke is an emergency; dial 911 immediately.

-Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.

-Pets are vulnerable to the heat too. Check on them frequently and provide them with plenty of fresh water.

-Never leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles for any amount of time. Temperatures inside vehicles can quickly become deadly, rising by more than 20 degrees in just ten minutes.

Visit the following websites for more information and safety tips for extreme heat:

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