Borough Offers Cooling Centers for Overheated Residents
The Fair Lawn Community Center, Fair Lawn Senior Center and Maurice M. Pine Public Library will all serve as cooling centers for the remainder of the week.
With a National Weather Service-issued heat advisory in effect from noon Wednesday until 8 p.m. Thursday night and temperatures in Fair Lawn expected to climb into the high-90s, the Fair Lawn Office of Emergency Management will offer residents a respite from the heat by operating three borough cooling centers.
Community Center: Wednesday through Friday – 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Senior Center: Wednesday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fair Lawn Library: Wednesday and Thursday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Below is a state OEM-issued list of simple steps you can take to ensure yours and your neighbors' safety during dangerously hot weather:
- Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible.
- If you do go outside stay in the shade.
- If your home is not air conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air-conditioned mall, library or other public place.
- Wear sunscreen outside, along with loose-fitting, light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible
- Drink water regularly even if you are not thirsty. Limit alcohol and sugary drinks that speed dehydration.
- Never leave children or pets alone in the car.
- Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day.
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- Be a good neighbor, check on elderly and people with disabilities in your community who may need assistance keeping cool.