MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is warning this weekend will be one of the hottest weekends of the summer so far and officials are warning residents to be prepared.
With predicted temperatures to be well into the 90s officials are asking 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.
Morris County municipalities all will have available cooling centers if needed. Residents are encouraged to contact NJ-211 to confirm locations and hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Morris County website, cooling center are situated in:
Butler, Police Dept. Community Room, 10 High Street
Chatham Boro, Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St.
Chatham Boro, Borough Hall, 4 Fairmount Ave.
Chatham Twp., Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St.
Chester Boro, Town Hall, 50 North Rd.
Chester Twp., Municipal Building, 1 Parker Rd.
Chester Twp., Library, W. Main St.
Denville, Library, 121 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville, Town Hall Community Room, 1 St. Mary’s Place
Dover, Library, 32 East Clinton St.
Dover, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 11 S. Bergen St.
East Hanover, Senior Center, 96 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
East Hanover, Library, 415 Ridgedale Ave.
East Hanover, Firehouse, 323 Ridgedale Ave.
Florham Park, Senior Center, 111 Ridgedale Ave.
Florham Park, First Aid Squad, 60 Felch Rd.
Florham Park, Villa Florham Park, 190 Park Ave.
Hanover Twp., Recreation Center, 15 North Jefferson Rd.
Harding Municipal Building, 21 Blue Mill Rd.
Jefferson Twp., Municipal Complex, 1033 Weldon Rd.
Jefferson Twp., Health Center, 57 Minnisink Rd.
Kinnelon, Kinnelon Library, 132 Kinnelon Rd.
Lincoln Park, Borough Hall, 34 Chapel St.
Long Hill, Long Hill Library, 917 Valley Road
Madison Civic Center, 28 Walnut Street
Madison, Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave.
Madison, Madison Public Library, 39 Keep Street
Madison, Hartley Dodge Memorial, 50 Kings Rd.l
Mendham Boro & Mendham Twp., Public Library, 10 Hilltop Road
Mine Hill, Mine Hill Civic Center, 12 Baker Street
Morristown, Town Hall/Senior Center, 200 South St.
Morristown, Fire Headquarters, 161 Speedwell Ave.
Morristown, Our Promise, 51 Washington St.
Morristown, Market Street Mission,9 Market Street
Morris Plains, Community Center, 51 Jim Fear
Morris Twp., Town Hall, 50 Woodland Ave.
Montville, Montville Senior House, 356 Main Rd.
Mt. Arlington, Civic Center, 18 N. Glen Ave. Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
Mountain Lakes, Borough Hall, 400 Boulevard Mountain Lakes NJ 07046
Mount Olive, Senior Center, 204 Flanders Drakestown Rd.
Netcong, Municipal Building, 23 Maple Ave.
Netcong, Fire Company #1, 40 Maple Ave.
Netcong, Fire Company #2 Hilltop, 49 College Road
Parsippany, Lake Hiawatha Library, 68 Nokomis Ave
Parsippany, Mt. Tabor Library, 31 Trinity Park 1
Parsippany, Community Center, 1130 Knoll Rd
Parsippany, Parsippany Library, 449 Halsey Rd
Parsippany, Parsippany PAL, 33 Baldwin Rd.
Pequannock, Senior House, 530 Newark-Pompton Tkpe, Pompton Plains
Randolph, Randolph Library, 28 Calais Rd.
Riverdale, Library, 93 Newark Pompton Tpk.
Rockaway Boro, Library, 82 East Main St.
Rockaway Boro, Rockaway Assembly of God, 113 East Main St
Rockaway Twp., Public Library, 61 Mt. Hope Rd.
Rockaway Twp., Senior Center, 19 Mt. Hope Rd.
Rockaway Twp., Marcella Fire House, 20 Upper Hibernia
Rockaway Twp., Marcella Community House, 831 Green Pond Rd.
Rockaway Twp., Green Pond Bible Chapel, 1083 Green Pond Rd.
Rockaway Twp., Townhall – Police Dept., 65 Mt. Hope Rd.
Roxbury, Roxbury Library, Main St.
Victory Gardens, Fire House, 425 Washington Ave
Washington Twp., Library, 37 East Springtown Rd.
Washington Twp., Rock Spring Park, Senior Center, 34 East Springtown Rd.
Wharton, Municipal Building, 10 Robert St.
Wharton, Wharton Library, 15 South Main Street
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, officials said noting that 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.
They also want residents to take steps to prepare their homes including:
Cover windows with drapes or shades.
Weather-strip doors and windows.
Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
Add insulation to keep the heat out.
Use attic fans to clear hot air.
Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.
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