Heat Advisory In Effect, Free Fans Available
Elderly or disabled residents who meet income levels can get box fans from freeholders.
The Burlington County Freeholders will distribute free electric box fans to qualified residents—the elderly or disabled who meet income levels—due to the local National Weather Service predicting excessive heat for today in our area.
The Burlington County Health Department is asking residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness during the high temperatures this week.
High temperatures are expected to hit 101 today, according to the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly. Heat value index could hit 106. Temperatures will be a bit lower Friday, at 94.
The Office on Aging is screening applicants and the Office of Human Services is distributing the fans. Residents can call 609-265-5069 during normal business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or dial 2-1-1 after business hours to apply for a fan and get advice on avoiding heat-related illnesses.
For more information on heat-related illnesses, prevention tips and first aid recommendations please go to: