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Hackettstown to open cooling center on Monday and Tuesday due to rising temps

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Senior Center, located at 293 Main Street, will be utilized as a cooling center on Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (hours and dates are subject to change if necessary) for any Town of Hackettstown resident that may lose power or doesn’t have an air conditioning unit, Hackettstown police said.

If any resident loses power, the Senior Center will also be a charging station for cell phones, computers, etc, police said.

Anyone that needs to utilize the building will be screened prior to entry and is required to wear a face covering, police said.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from Noon Sunday, July 19 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 20 for heat index values up to 104 degrees expected.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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