Ewing Township Cooling Centers to Open as Predicted Heat Wave Begins

Seek relief from the heat...

As temperatures are predicted to climb to upper 90s by the end of the week, the two Township Community Centers and the Trinity United Methodist Church Social Hall will be open extended hours for the public and available as cooling centers where people can go to seek relief from the hot weather. 

The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures will near 95 degrees Friday and last through Sunday — and with the heat index thrown in, it could feel as hot as 110 degrees. 

National Weather Service Heat Watch Details

“...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Sunday evening.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES... Heat Index values will range from 100 to 105 on Wednesday and Thursday due to high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and dewpoints in the low to mid 70s. Heat Index values will then range from 105 to as high as 110 Friday through Sunday due to high temperatures will be in the upper 90s, and dewpoints in the mid-70s.

* TIMING... The highest Heat Index values will occur during the day. However, given how hot and oppressive this airmass will be, there will not be much relief at night.

* IMPACTS... The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.” [1]

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...

“An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.”1

Cooling Stations

The Ewing Senior and Community Center and the Hollowbrook Community Center will stay open later to aid people seeking relief from the hot weather. 

The Ewing Senior Community Center, located at 999 Lower Ferry Road, will be open the following hours:

  • Friday - from 8 am until 9:00 pm.
  • Saturday - from 7 am – 8 pm.

Questions?  Phone 609-883-1776

The Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, will also be open additional hours.

  • Friday hours will be 8 am – 5 pm.  
  • Saturday hours will be 9 am – midnight.

Questions?   Phone 609-883-1199.

The Trinity United Methodist Church, 1985 Pennington Road, will open its Social Hall for additional hours. 

  • Saturday from 1 pm until 10 pm.

Questions?  Call 609-883-9160.

Both Community Centers have community pools where you can go to cool off and beat the heat.  The pool at the ESCC is open from noon – 8 pm (See attached flyer for Fees if you don’t have a membership.)  The Hollowbrook pool is open from noon – 8 pm on Friday and Sunday (See attached flyer for fees if you don’t have a membership.)

As always, for emergency assistance during the heat event please call 9-1-1 for help.

Heat Wave Safety Tips

Be sure to stay informed.  Monitor weather conditions via local radio stations and television.  Check the Internet and social media for further information. 

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Avoid high energy activities
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

For further information:

Ready.gov Extreme Heat https://www.ready.gov/heat

National Weather Service “During a Heat Wave” https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-during

Extreme heat can often lead to blackouts.  Don't be in the dark, learn how to prepare at: http://www.ready.gov/power-outage.

 

 

[1] https://www.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=phi&wwa=all