July 22, 2016

Princeton Cooling Stations Open During Extreme Heat Warning

Clara Martha Burton CP Pool Opening 2012

Princeton’s cooling station will be open Friday, July 22 through Monday, July 25 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to ensure Princeton residents have a safe place to stay cool during the expected high temperatures. Residents, especially senior citizens, are strongly advised to take advantage of these cooling stations if needed. Cooling stations are air conditioned facilities where Princeton residents can find relief from the heat. Free water is accessible at all stations.

The cooling station is at Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street. Entry will only be permitted through the Princeton Police Department, located at 1 Valley Road.

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

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 the medical conditions that can result from over-exposure to heat, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke to help lessen health threats and harm.

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 to not over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s 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.