Mayor Mark A. Smith and Municipal Services Director Joseph A. Waks announced that Bayonne has opened three cooling centers this week, due to the severe heat. The cooling centers will allow people who do not have air conditioning a place to cool down during the heat emergency. The three cooling centers are Bayonne’s three senior citizen centers. They are located at 16 West 4th Street, 597 Broadway (between 27th and 28th Streets), and 56th Street (at 329 Avenue B).
The cooling centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, Wednesday, July 13, and additional days as needed. Temperatures are predicted to be over 90 degrees Fahrenheit on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mayor Smith and Director Waks advised residents to check on elderly relatives and neighbors for signs of heat exhaustion. Those signs include dizziness, weakness, tiredness, heavy sweating, paleness, nausea, vomiting, and fainting. Heat exhaustion may be treated with cold liquids, rest, and air conditioning. If untreated, heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency. In cases of suspected heat stroke or other medical emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
Additional announcements about cooling centers will be made as needed.