Heat Advisory

From Board of Health
Extreme heat is defined as summertime temperatures that are much hotter and/or humid than average. Because some places are hotter than others, this depends on what’s considered average for a particular location at that time of year. Humid and muggy conditions can make it seem hotter than it really is.

During extreme heat, please follow the tips below:

  1. Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun
  2. Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available
  3. Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, and other community facilities. 
  4. Eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals. 
  5. Drink plenty of water. 
  6. Limit intake of alcoholic beverages
  7. Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
  8. Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Use "broad spectrum" or "UVA/UVB protection" sunscreen.
  9. Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
  10. Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
  11. Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks.

Additionally, see Preventing Heat-related Illness. To locate a cooling center nearest you, visit https://www.nj211.org/nj-cooling-centers.

Source: https://www.nj211.org/summer-heat


Last updated 7/9/2024 4:53:15 PM