Cooling Centers Open in Morris County

Published on June 18, 2024

Temperatures Expected to Reach Upper 90s Through the Weekend 

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. June 18 until 6 a.m. June 19. An excessive heat watch will be in effect for the remainder of the week, with temperatures on Friday reaching 99 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Stay safe from the heat by drinking plenty of water and staying indoors. If you see someone suffering from a heat emergency, call 911.  

Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness include: high body temperature (103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher); hot, red, dry, or damp skin; a fast, strong pulse; a headache, dizziness, nausea and/or confusion; and losing consciousness, or passing out. 

The Morris County Office on Aging, Disabilities, and Community Programming reminds senior citizens and vulnerable Morris County residents that the level of heat and humidity expected may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. 

Residents are encouraged to check on elderly family members and neighbors during this time. Please do not leave children, adults, or pets 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 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. 



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