Wednesday, June 20, 2012
With an excessive heat warning in effect, what are you doing to keep cool?
Hello and welcome to summer. It's that time of the year again, officially, and greeting Northern Monmouth County residents on this first day of summer is a heatwave accompanied by an official excessive heat warning from the state. With temperatures expected to reach as high as the mid-90's and the heat index reading even higher, residents are urged to take precautions to stay cool and out of direct sun. Truth be told, the best place to be right now is somewhere with air conditioning and an internet connection so you can keep up dated with Patch. Check out the video from last summer for a classic look at the perils of heat, and tell us what you're doing to keep cool in the comments below. Stay cool!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Tinton Falls setting up cooling center for residents
Temperatures across the state are expected to spike within the next few days, and residents are being urged to stay safe in the hot weather. "High temperatures and humid conditions have the possibility of making outdoor activities and non air-conditioned facilities extremely dangerous and uncomfortable," State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said in a release. Fuentes, who also serves as the state's director of the Office of Emergency Management, said the excessive heat can cause a variety of health issues for people of all ages. They can include "heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and sometimes death." He added, "These threats can be minimized and eliminated if we practice heat-related precautions and guidelines." New …