Where to keep cool in Hudson County

A number of towns are offering cooling centers in light of the heat wave

The NWS issued a heat advisory that will last until Sunday

A heat advisory for Hudson County has been extended to Sunday by the National Weather Service, which predicted this week’s 90 degree temperatures will last for several days more.

The heat advisory was issued early Tuesday morning, and was extended on Wednesday. Weather forecasts for the area show temperatures will range from the mid 90s to the low 100s today, and could reach nearly 100 on Sunday. The NWS also said there’s a chance for scattered to isolated thunderstorms this afternoon.

According to the NWS, a heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it’s 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

Senior citizens and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk, alongside newborns, children, and pregnant women. Homes without air conditioning can also be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

The agency recommends using air conditioning to stay cool at home or finding a place that has such, and to check on those that might be vulnerable.

An air quality alert was also issued for Hudson County that will last until 11 p.m. tonight, which means that the ground level ozone within the area may approach or exceed unhealthy levels.

Cooling centers open

A number of municipalities in Hudson County are offering cooling centers in wake of the heat wave at the following locations and times:

  • Jersey City:
    • Garden State Episcopal CDC, 514 Newark Ave.: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Hudson County Community Wellness Center, 124 Claremont Ave.: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter, 619 Grove St.: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive
    • Joseph Conners Senior Center, 28 Paterson St.
    • Maureen Collier Senior Center: 335 Bergen Ave.: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bayonne:
    • 56th Street Senior Center, 329 56th St.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Uptown Senior Center, 329 Avenue B
    • Bayonne Public Library, 697 Avenue C: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • 4th St. Senior Center, 16 West 4th St.: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • City Hall, 630 Avenue C: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Hoboken:
    • Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St.: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Hoboken Multi-Service Center: 124 Grand St.
  • Union City:
    • Centro Cultural William V. Musto, 420 15th St.: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Union City Senior Citizen’s Center, 3700 Palisade Ave.: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Bruce Walter Rec Center, 507 West St.: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • North Bergen:
    • Uptown Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave.: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Downtown Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave.: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Secaucus:
    • Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd: Tues. to Fri. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Secaucus Recreation Center Services, 1200 Koelle Blvd: Mon. to Fri. from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m, Sat. to Sun. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Weehawken:
    • Weehawken Senior Citizens, 201 Highwood Ave.
    • Weehawken Senior Housing, 525 Gregory Ave.
    • Weehawken Senior Housing, 4800 Park Ave.
    • Weehawken Senior Housing, 2 Potter Place.
  • West New York (all locations open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.):
    • FDR Senior Center, 6100 Adams St.
    • FDR Senior Center, 5800 Jefferson St.
    • Sunshine Gardens Senior Center, 515 54th St.
    • Kennedy Towers Senior Center, 430 62nd St.

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