As temperatures increase in New York City throughout the week, NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department advise New Yorkers to prepare for the extreme heat. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, temperatures and heat indices will increase this week, reaching dangerously high levels by the weekend.
To help New Yorkers beat the heat, New York City will open cooling centers throughout the five boroughs through Sunday, July 21. Cooling centers are air-conditioned facilities such as libraries, community centers, senior centers and NYCHA facilities that are open to the public during heat emergencies. To find a cooling center, including accessible facilities closest to you, call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) or visit the NYC Cooling Center Finder at NYC.gov/beattheheat beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday.
StuyTown sent out a notice to residents with precautions on how to take precautions during the extremely hot weather:
- Check on elderly neighbors and friends who do not have air conditioning
- Drink plenty of fluids and stay out of direct sunlight
- In the case of a heat-related or other medical emergencies, call 911 immediately