July 21, 2015

Princeton Cooling Stations Open During Extreme Heat Warning

shutterstock_57954124Today, July 21 until 5 p.m., Princeton’s cooling station at Witherspoon Hall’s Community Room will be open for those seeking a safe place to stay cool during the heat wave. Residents, especially senior citizens, are strongly advised to take advantage of these cooling stations if needed. Free water is accessible at the station, which is at 400 Witherspoon Street.

To stay safe and cool during heat advisories and warnings, follow these tips:

Stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.

Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.

Familiarize yourself with medical conditions that can result from over-exposure to heat including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks.

Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.

Make sure pets have plenty of water and shade. Be careful not to over-exercise them and keep them indoors when it is extremely hot.

Closely monitor a local radio station, TV station or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest information on excessive heat watches and warnings. For more information, contact Access Princeton (609) 924-4141.