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 be open this week from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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).
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.