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Posted Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Hydration is Vitral 

Weather data continues to be monitored by the Morris County Office of Emergency Management and suggests this weekend’s hottest weather of the summer, will continue into the coming week.

Plenty of sunshine and temperatures well into the 90s are expected to continue, with little chance of any substantial rain shower activity.

older man drinking water

Important to stay hydrated indoors or outside

Please make sure to take special care of small children, elderly residents, and animals/pets, all of who need to stay hydrated during these excessive heat related events. Check on neighbors who may need assistance.

Morris County municipalities all will have available cooling centers if needed. You should check with your local officials and police if a need occurs. Take a look at your town’s website or social media for details.

Morris County also is preparing to support our firefighters with emergency rehabilitation services in the event they must deal with a structure fire or prolonged fire event during these conditions.

Morris County Heat Advisory Remains in Effect -- Check on Elderly Neighbors and Pets

During as extreme heat situation, residents are urged to:

  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

You can prepare now to keep your home cool:

o Cover windows with drapes or shades.

o Weather-strip doors and windows.

o Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.

o Add insulation to keep the heat out.

o Use attic fans to clear hot air.

o Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.

Also, learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.