5 Cooling Centers Open Up in WNY

Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez and the Board of Commissioners announce the opening of five Cooling Centers throughout the Town of West New York, offering residents and the community at large relief from the heat. With temperatures expected to be in the 100s through Wednesday of this week, individuals who do not have access to a cool environment, and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should take advantage of the cooling centers during this heat wave.

“It is very important to stay cool during these periods of prolonged heat, our cooling centers will be open for all residents and we strongly encourage members of our community to take advantage of them throughout the week and anytime conditions become dangerous,” said Gabriel Rodriguez, Mayor of the Town of West New York. “We remind residents to stay out of the heat and to check on those who may need assistance.”

The Town of West New York opens cooling centers in air-conditioned public facilities for those experiencing physical discomfort in a heat wave, and anyone can take advantage of the cooling centers. West New York Cooling Centers are open 7 days a week from 8:00AM – 7:00PM at the following locations:

–  430 62nd Street
West New York NJ, 07093

–  6100 Adams Street
West New York NJ, 07093

–  515 – 54th Street
West New York NJ, 07093
– 5800 Jefferson Street

West New York, NJ 07093

– 6300 Adams Street

West New York, NJ 07093

Be advised, due to the extreme heat, the West New York Municipal Pool and the Splash Park will be open every day until 8:00PM through Thursday for residents.

The National Weather Service estimates that on average, extreme heat has killed more people in the last 10 years than any other weather phenomena. Please call 911 or go to the emergency room right away if you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency. The Town of West New York encourages all residents, especially pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the disabled to stay safe by staying indoors or by taking advantage of the cooling facilities, if necessary.

For non-emergency health related information, please call (201)-295-5070, if calling after business hours, please call the West New York Police Department at (201)-295-5000.