“A period of excessive heat is possible starting on Wednesday and continuing through the weekend, with heat indexes above 100 degrees – some indexes reaching 105 to 115 degrees. Overnight temperatures are expected to remain high as well, and this will be the hottest it has been in some time. Friday and Saturday will be especially high.
Please remain indoors if possible, and if you need to be outside, drink plenty of fluids. Keep pets inside and in a cool location. Be prepared for power outages, as demands will be high.”
Hatzolah of Central Jersey released the following to TLS:
High temperatures and humid conditions have the possibility of making outdoor activities and non air-conditioned facilities extremely dangerous and uncomfortable. Be mindful of the threats that heat waves pose such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke etc. These threats can be minimized and eliminated if we practice heat-related precautions and guidelines.
The elderly and children are the most susceptible to heat stroke and exhaustion, although anyone can be affected. Hot, dry skin, an absence of sweat and a rapid and strong pulse, are all signs of heat stroke.
If you have elderly family members, friends or neighbors, be sure to check in on them to make sure they are keeping cool, especially if they live alone.
Hatzolah recommends these safety tips:
Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible.
If you do go outside, stay in the shade.
Wear sunscreen outside, along with clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
(Drink water regularly even if you are not thirsty. Limit alcohol, and sugary drinks which speeds dehydration.)
Never leave children alone in the car.
Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day.
Take a cool shower or bath.
Be a good neighbor, check on elderly and people with disabilities in your community who may need assistance keeping cool.
Should you experience any of the above symptoms please do not hesitate to call our emergency line 732-370-3600.