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The hottest weather yet of the summer has descended on New Jersey with little end in sight at least through week, prompting counties and communities to open cooling centers to help the state’s most vulnerable residents.
With dangerous temperatures expected to climb into the mid 90s and approaching 100 degrees, heat advisories have been issued for most of the state starting July 20.
Libraries, senior centers and other community facilities are serving as cooling centers for those who need a respite during the extreme weather. Residents are reminded to check on neighbors who could be at high risk for heat exposure.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Call before you go to assure location is still providing cooling services.
Bridgeton—Bridgeton Free Public Library – 150 East Commerce Street. 856-451-2620
Bridgeton—Cumberland County Library – 800 East Commerce Street. 856-453-2210 ext. 26117
Bridgeton—Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled – 800 East Commerce Street. 856-453-2220
Bridgeton—Jean Rugenus Multi-Purpose Senior Center – Burt St. and Babe Ruth Rd. 856-455-4323
Bridgeton—West Cumberland Senior Center – 10 Cassidy Court. 856-455-1055
Leesburg—Maurice River Township Senior Center – 590 Main Street. 856-785-0325
Millville—Millville Public Library – 210 Buck Street. 856-825-7087 ext. 0
Millville—Millville Sharing Center – 130 South Second Street . 856-825-8779
Newport—Downe Township Senior Center – 288 Main Street. 856-447-3039
Port Norris—Louise Moore Senior Center – 8879 Highland St. 856-785-9817
Rosenhayn—Charlotte Brago Senior Center – 736 Landis Avenue. 856-455-6902
Seabrook—Edgar Joyce Senior Center – 1323 Highway 77. 856-451-5649
Vineland—Vineland Public Library – 1058 East Landis Avenue. 856-794-4244