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Township of North Brunswick
Friday August 12th, 2016 :: 09:34 a.m. EDT


Heat wave continues into the weekend...Heat Advisory today, Excessive Heat Watch issued for Saturday and Sunday

The North Brunswick Office of Emergency Management advises residents to take extra precautions with the excessive heat and humidity which is in place over the region.

Today is the third consecutive day of oppressive heat. The current heat wave is expected to span five days before breaking Monday after a cold front moves through. Therefore, a heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. this evening and a Excessive Heat Watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Heat index values will reach excessive levels during the afternoon and early evening hours each day. Heat index values of 100 to 105 degrees are forecasted for today and Sunday with 105 to 110 degree values on Saturday. High temperatures will range in the lower to mid 90s today through Sunday with overnight lows in the mid to upper 70s.

As a reminder, the North Brunswick Library will be open as a Cooling Center during this heat wave. The Library is located at 880 Hermann Road. The hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - Noon -5:00 PM

The multiple day excessive heat will increase the risk for heat-related health issues, especially for the elderly and those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease.

Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air conditioned environment if possible and stay out of the sun and check on elderly relatives and neighbors. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle under ANY circumstance. During hot weather, a car interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening. Know the signs of symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome with the heat should be moved to a cool shaded location.

Township of North Brunswick
710 Hermann Road
North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-247-0922

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