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Tedesco Opens Bergen Cooling Centers, Urges Caution During Heat Wave

Four regional centers were opened Wednesday.
Four regional centers were opened Wednesday. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Center For Food Action

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco opened several cooling centers on Wednesday -- while offering safety suggestions -- amid the heat wave.

"Temperatures are expected to climb over 90 degrees and the accompanying humidity will make it feel closer to 100 degrees," he said.

It's recommended that people stay indoors, if possible, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- when the sun is at its strongest and burns and heat strokes are more likely to occur.

ALL age groups are at risk for heat stroke, said Tedesco, while urging that those who must be outdoors wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and remain hydrated.

"It is NOT okay to leave a child or pet in a locked vehicle even for a moment," the county executive added. "Temperatures can rise quite quickly.

" It is also imperative to lock all parked vehicles so children cannot accidentally lock themselves inside while playing games like hide and seek," he said.

There are several designated cooling centers open throughout the county. Additionally, public libraries, shopping centers, recreation and senior centers can also provide respite from the high temperatures.

Bergen County's four regional cooling centers will remain open from Wednesday on, at least for a few days, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • County Administration Building, One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, 1st Floor (201) 336-7300
  • Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center, 46-50 Center Street, Midland Park, NJ (201) 445-5690
  • Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center, 147 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford, NJ (201) 935-8920
  • Bergenfield Senior Center, 293 Murray Hill Terrace, Bergenfield, NJ (201) 387-7212

MORE INFO: Bergen County Summer Heat Tips


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