UC officials try to help residents beat the heat

UNION CITY — The city of Union City announced on Friday that they will provide seniors and any other residents in need of assistance with cooling sites to endure the high temperature days of the upcoming heat wave. Cooling areas are being created in response to a heat alert effective from July 4 through July 8, when temperatures are expected to be in the mid 90s.
The cooling areas will be at the following locations: Union City Senior Citizen Housing, 3700 Palisade (in the Community Room), and Bruce Walter Recreation Center, Fifth and West Streets.
The centers will be open July 4 through July 8 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Officials said the alert will remain in effect for those dates and if necessary, extended until the heat wave is over.
For tips on coping with the heat and places to cool off, contact the mayor’s office at (201) 348-5755. In case of an emergency, please contact the Union City Police Department at (201) 865-1111.

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