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Camden County Weekly News (released July 6) |

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Camden County assists residents in Atlantic County
The fast-moving line of severe winds that accompanied the violent thunderstorms early Saturday morning took an especially hard toll on our neighbors in Atlantic County. Thousands of residents are still without electricity as they clear storm debris in the extreme heat.
We are proud that representatives of Camden County’s Office of Emergency Management, Department of Public Works and Community Emergency Response Team have participated in the distribution of water and ice to Atlantic County residents. Health Department extends heat advisory until Sunday night 

While the hot weather continues the Camden County Health and Human Services Department has extended the heat advisory until Sunday night, after 8 p.m. on July 8. Below are tips and advice from the Health Department to avoid heat-related illness, do the following:

  • Avoid, as much as possible, working or playing in the hot sun or other hot areas. If you must be out in the sun, wear a head covering. A wide-brimmed hat or visor will not only protect your head from intense rays of the sun, it will also provide a shield for your eyes.
  • Use air-conditioners and fans. Open windows to release trapped hot air.
  • If you take medication, consult with your physician. Some medications cause a bad reaction in hot weather.
  • Wear lightweight clothing.
  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic liquids, warm and cool to prevent dehydration from the heat.
  • Maintain a normal diet.
  • Shower or bathe in water that is near skin temperature.
  • Do not leave older people, children or pets alone in cars.
  • Check frequently on older or ill family members and friends
  • Make sure there is adequate ventilation and cooling in their homes, that they drink plenty of liquids and that they’re not experiencing medical difficulties.

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Atlantic League All-Star Game
The Riversharks are hosting the Atlantic League All-Star Game on July 11 at 7:05 p.m. Camden County residents can get tickets for only $10, children under 12 are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Camden County seniors can purchase tickets for $5. Go early for the block party and celebrity softball game! To get your tickets call (856) 583-0043 or[email protected]

Road Closure Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road
Beginning July 16 and continuing for two weeks, the intersection of Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road (CR684) and Hilliards Road will be closed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for underground utility work. Please plan alternant routes.

Haddonfield-Berlin Road Improvements
Camden County will begin roadway improvements this summer on Haddonfield-Berlin Road (Route 561) from Evesham Road to Laurel Oak Road. The $2.5 million project will be completed at night to lessen its impact on motorists and area businesses. The improvements approved by the Freeholder Board include the resurfacing of the roadway, drainage improvements and streetscape enhancement. The approaches to the intersections at White Horse Road and Evesham Road will also be resurfaced.

Events in the Parks
Don’t miss the great family entertainment in the Camden County’s Parks this coming week. It kicks off with our family series tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. featuring Steve Pularo & His Cool Beans at Haddon Lake Park, July 8. Then next Tuesday, July 10 – The Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet takes the stage at 8:00 p.m. in Wiggins Park, July 11 – Mike Doughty will perform at Haddon Lake Park with special guest Griz at 7:30 p.m. And on July 12 – The Rip Cords Surfer Concert 8:00 p.m. will be at Cooper River Park. For a complete listing of events,click here.

Cultural and Heritage Jazz Series
The Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission presents its 7th annual “Jazzy July” series. This free outdoor concert series is on the grounds of the Historic Hopkins House, located at 250 S. Park Drive in Haddon Township in Cooper River Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get comfortable for this free artistic offering by the Camden County Freeholders. July 11: Subito Sounds followed by Bootsie Barnes and Friends will be performing. For more information on the concert series please contact CCCHC executive director Sandra Turner-Barnes at (856) 858-0040 or email her[email protected]

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