Posted Friday, July 19th, 2019

The Morris County Office on Aging, Disability, and Community Programming would like to remind all seniors citizens and other vulnerable Morris County residents that the level of heat and humidity expected through Sunday may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-to-upper 90s, with heat index values expected to peak in the 100-to-110 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.Heat Wave: Cooling Centers in Place in Towns Across Morris County

We encourage residents to check on elderly family members and neighbors during this time period. Please do not leave children, adults, or animals in vehicles.

If you are having difficulty dealing with the heat, please check with your municipal Office of Emergency Management or police department in each of the county’s 39 towns to find a cooling shelter in your community. You also can call NJ-211.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management will closely monitor the excessive heat advisory and coordinate with municipalities to offer any needed assistance over the course of the next few days.

If you have not already done so, please take the time to register with Smart 911 – A free emergency call service available to Morris County residents that gives first responders key information about you and your family members during an emergency.

Heat Wave: Cooling Centers in Place in Towns Across Morris CountyStay cool and be safe!