7/25/2016 - Bergen County Cooling Centers Now Open

Bergen County officials have opened four cooling centers to give people a place to stay cool during the heat wave forecast for this week.

The four cooling centers are at:

•One Bergen County Plaza, First Floor, Hackensack, 201-336-7300.

•Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center, 46-50 Center Street, Midland Park, 201-445-5690.
•Bergenfield Senior Center, 293 Murray Hill Terrace, Bergenfield, 201-387-7212
•Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center, 147 Hackensack St., East Rutherford 201-935-8920. 

The cooling centers will be open "for the next couple of days," officials said, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Officials recommend that residents stay indoors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest and burns and heat strokes are more likely to occur.