The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to take extreme precautions as temperatures soar into the middle and upper 90s throughout the week.
Summer is a great time of year, but, it can also prove to be extremely dangerous during excessive heat waves,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “That’s why we are urging people to use the proper precautions in an effort to stay safe and beat the heat”.
- Stay hydrated at all times by drinking plenty of water
- Avoid the sun
- Stay indoors in an air conditioned area during excessive heat, particularly the elderly, children and those with health problems
- Never leave a pet or child unattended in a vehicle
- Check on the elderly, family, friends and neighbors
- Avoid strenuous activity outside
- Avoid alcohol & caffeine
- Use a high SPF sunscreen
- Dress in loose, lightweight colored clothing
- If you experience heat exhaustion or heat stroke immediately call 9-1-1 for help
- Try to conserve electricity since the demand increases during excessive heat
According to the NJ Department of Health, Cener for Health Statistics, typically, in New Jersey fewer than ten people die annually due to excessive heat.
The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management run through the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is prepared to respond to all emergencies that may arise as a result of this week’s excessive heat” said Mide Oppegaard, OEM Coordinator. “As with any weather eleated event, it’s vital to stay informed and be prepared”.