* * * BREAKING NEWS* * * — Heat Advisory Issued

Heat Advisory_ThermometerWith heat indices expected to rise into the mid to high 90s through Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from noon today through 11 PM on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to take steps to protect themselves and help others who may be at increased risk from the heat, including vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic health problems. Additionally, an Air Quality Alert is in effect until 11:00 p.m. on Thursday.

New Yorkers should use air conditioning to stay cool, go to a place that has air conditioning if it is not available at home, drink water at regular intervals, and limit strenuous activity, especially during the hottest parts of the day.

“The severe heat our city will experience in the coming days is extremely dangerous. I urge all New Yorkers to think first and foremost about their safety and the safety of those around them by checking on family, friends, neighbors, senior citizens, and those with chronic health conditions,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We are reminding all New Yorkers to make smart decisions by staying cool, hydrated, and out of the sun until this heat wave passes.”

 

Credit: CBSLocal.com

Credit: CBSLocal.com

 

To help New Yorkers beat the heat, New York City will open cooling centers on Tuesday and Wednesday around the five boroughs, including at senior centers, NYCHA facilities, and parks. Call 311 or go to nyc.gov/oem to find the nearest center, including accessible facilities.

New York City is also extending hours at City pools on Tuesday and Wednesday to 8:00 pm. Visit nyc.gov/parks to find the nearest pool.

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