Cooling Centers and Water Facilities will be Open for Jersey City Residents During Excessive Heat Today and Tomorrow

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A child opening a fire hydrant in Ridgewood, New York. Tasayu Tasnaphun via Flickr/Creative Commons

Jersey City is opening three cooling sites as hot temperatures and humidity is expected today and tomorrow.

The Mary McLeod Bethune Community Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Two senior centers – the Joseph Connors Senior Center, at 28 Paterson Street and the Maureen Collier Senior Center, at 335 Bergen Avenue, will be open as well from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and the Connors center also tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pregnant people, children, disabled people and elderly should stay indoors or take advantage of cooling facilities.

All city parks and pools are open. For a schedule of pool and sprinkler locations, please visit: http://jerseycitynj.gov/swimming/sprinklers/

The Jersey City Free Public Library system will also be open for residents looking for a cool place on weekdays and Saturdays. For a full listing of library hours, please visit: http://www.jclibrary.org/hours.

 

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