PRINCETON: Heat wave to continue through the week


Heather Garza

With the temperatures in the 90s this week finding a way to keep cool is on everyone’s mind.
 The National Weather Service predicts temperatures will rise into the low 90s through Thursday, when temperatures will drop to the high 80s, according to a Monday afternoon report.
The possibility of scattered showers and even severe thunderstorms was predicted for Monday, mainly after 5 p.m. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday highs were expected to reach 92 to 94, dropping to a high of 88 on Friday.
To offer relief from the continuing heat, Princeton Township opened its cooling station on Friday through the weekend. The municipality offered its air conditioned Witherspoon Hall community room to residents from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free water available.
To stay safe and cool during heat advisories and warnings, please follow these tips:
• Stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
• Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
• Familiarize yourself with the medical conditions that can result from over-exposure to heat, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke to help lessen health threats and harm.
• Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks.
• Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
• Make sure pets have plenty of water and shade, be careful to not over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
• Closely monitor a local radio station, TV station or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest information on excessive heat watches and warnings.
For more information, please contact Access Princeton at (609) 924-4141. 