Fanwood residents seeking to escape the heat this week can find shelter at , according to an email alert distributed by the . The assisted living center, located at 295 South Avenue, is operating a cooling center through Thursday. Temperatures are predicted to rise as high as 99 degrees, but may feel even hotter.
Those who choose to visit the cooling station are urged to bring any medications and specialty items they may need, according to the press release. In general, residents are urged to limit their exposure outside, particularly during the hottest part of the day, roughly from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those who must work outside are encouraged to take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water.
"High body temperatures and dehydration will make other medical conditions such as heart and breathing problems much worse," Police Chief Richard Trigo said in the press release. "It is very important to stay cool and hydrated when the heat index reaches these dangerous levels."
Residents are asked to check on their elderly neighbors and advise them of the cooling station.