Monday, July 20, 2015

Can't stand it, can't stand it, can't stand the heat

City of Hoboken announces:

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT; COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through this evening, and heat index values may reach near 100 degrees.  The City of Hoboken has opened two cooling centers at the basement conference room of City Hall, 94 Washington Street and at the Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand Street until 6 pm tonight.  Both centers will also be open tomorrow from 12 pm until 6 pm.  
Residents are urged to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly and those with disabilities and to consider the following heat-related emergency safety tips:

 ·        Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible
·         If you do go outside, stay in the shade
·         If your home is not air conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air conditioned mall, library or other public place
·         Wear sunscreen outside, along with loose fitting light colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible
·         Drink water regularly even if you are not thirsty. Limit alcohol, and sugary drinks which speeds dehydration
·         Never leave children or pets alone in the car
·         Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day
·         Take a cool shower or bath
·         Be a good neighbor, check on elderly and people with disabilities who may need assistance keeping cool