CARTERET — By a directive from Carteret Mayor Daniel J. Reiman, the borough’s Office of Emergency Management, working in conjunction with the Carteret Health Department, has issued a heat advisory to Carteret residents for the week beginning on July 15.
Following a warning issued by the National Weather Service, the Mayor’s office and O.E.M. have advised residents to take precautions to keep themselves, their families, and their pets cool during the coming week. A 6-7 day heat wave, through Friday, July 19, or as late as Saturday, July 20, has been predicted for parts of the northeast, with heat indexes potentially reaching 102° F in some areas.
Residents have been advised:
- Go out only when necessary
- Drink plenty of water
- Keep shades down in the house
- Avoid peak heat hours from 12 noon-5pm
- Use sunscreen, wear a hat, and wear sunglasses
- Keep AC units at 72-75 degrees
- If no AC is available, place fans at both ends in home
- If you only have one fan, put it in the coolest room in the house
- Carry bottled water
- Close off rooms not being used
- Do not stay outside in the heat for long periods of time
- Avoid outdoor work if possible
According to Reiman, an air-conditioned cooling center has been set up at the Carteret Library (Thomas J. Deverin Community Center) from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day of this week.
“A heat wave like this is nothing to take lightly,” Reiman said. “We are expecting dangerous temperatures that will call for safe measures on the part of all of our residents.”
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