Heat Advisory Issued for Morris County: Cooling Centers Open in Morris County

National Weather Service warns of dangerous heat from June 18-19; Excessive heat watch continues through the week with temperatures reaching 99°F on Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Morris County, effective from 10 a.m. on June 18 until 6 a.m. on June 19. An excessive heat watch will remain in effect for the rest of the week, with temperatures expected to soar to 99 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday.

Residents are urged to take precautions to stay safe in the heat by drinking plenty of water and staying indoors as much as possible. If you encounter someone suffering from a heat emergency, immediately call 911. Signs of heat-related illness include:

  • High body temperature (103°F or higher)
  • Hot, red, dry, or damp skin
  • Fast, strong pulse
  • headache and dizziness
  • nausea and or confusion
  • losing consciousness or passing out

The Morris County Office on Aging, Disabilities, and Community Programming reminds senior citizens and vulnerable Morris County residents that the level of heat and humidity expected may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Residents are encouraged to check on elderly family members and neighbors during this time. Please do not leave children, adults, or pets in vehicles. If you are having difficulty dealing with the heat, please check with your municipal Office of Emergency Management or police department in each of the county's 39 towns to find a cooling shelter in your community. You also can call NJ 211. 

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management will closely monitor the excessive heat advisory and coordinate with municipalities to offer any needed assistance over the next few days.

If you have not already done so, please take the time to register with Smart 911, a free
emergency call service available to Morris County residents that gives first responders key
information about you and your family members during an emergency.

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