Thousands of Atlantic County residents remain without power this morning ahead of another heat wave expected to extend throughout the weekend. The county is offering water, ice to those affected by the outages.

There are currently 6,912 customers without power according to Atlantic City Electric's outage maps as of 10:15 a.m.

"The affects of the heat can be dangerous, especially on the very young, the elderly, individuals with respiratory and some chronic illnesses, as well as those who work outdoors," stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. "Please heed the warnings to protect yourself and your loved ones."

Atlantic County will continue distributing water and ice to residents affected by the power outages. Residents can pick up ice, water between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Canale Training Center 5033 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township and tomorrow between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The county library branches and senior centers are open for those seeking relief from the heat during normal business hours. The library branches will be open on Saturday when the heat index is expected to climb to over a hundred degrees.