Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announce that
cooling centers and public pools throughout the City of Newark are available to
residents for use during this week’s heatwave.
Due to the latest forecasts, predicting temperatures reaching above 90-degrees this week, seniors and other residents are welcome to visit one of the available cooling centers or public pools during the following times and locations:
COOLING STATIONS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
COOLING STATIONS FOR ALL RESIDENTS (Recreational Centers and Public Pools)
All branches of the Newark Public
Library will also serve as cooling stations. Check your local branch for hours
of operation at: https://npl.org/about-the-library/hours/.
Members of the homeless community may utilize Newark Pennsylvania Station as a Cooling Center when they are near that location.
The Newark Fire Division will open hydrants when a request is made in person by an adult. Kindly visit your local firehouse to make a formal request.
Additional tips for staying cool include:
· Drinking plenty of fluids
· Sheltering in place inside an air-conditioned room
· Avoiding prolonged periods in the sun
· Wearing light-weight, loose fitting clothing
· Rescheduling strenuous activities to cooler temperatures or during the morning or evening hours
and young children are especially susceptible to heat-related illness. Those
who care for them are advised to regularly check on them and to bring them to
the cooling centers.
Call 911 if you or someone you know is suffering from heat exhaustion, heat stroke or other heat-related illness.
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