It’s a Heat Wave! Stay Cool!

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Adam Amrani, 5, tries to catch water in his mouth as he plays at the Pershing Field sprinkle park in Jersey City during a sizzling hot summer day with temperatures reaching the low 90s. PHOTO: Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

Jersey City is opening three cooling sites today and tomorrow as temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s for several days with high humidity, it was announced by Mayor Steve Fulop and the city Office of Emergency Management.

The Mary McLeod Bethune Community Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive, will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. for residents to cool off from the heat. The Joseph Connors Senior Center, at 28 Paterson St., and the Maureen Collier Senior Center, at 335 Bergen Ave., will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The centers may stay open after tomorrow if the temperatures stay in the 90s;

All residents, especially the elderly, disabled people, pregnant women and children under the age of 2 are encouraged to stay indoors or take advantage of the cooling facilities if necessary.

In addition, all city parks and pools are open. For a full schedule of pool and sprinkler locations, visit: http://jerseycitynj.gov/swimming/sprinklers/

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