The combination of high temperature and high humidity is dangerous to people's health. Saturday is predicted to be the hottest day.
Stay out of the sun. Avoid strenuous activity. Drink a lot of water.
The people who are at the most risk and may need your help are
- older adults,
- people who don't have air conditioning, and
- people who have chronic health conditions.
Cooling centers will be open all three days. To find out where the cooling centers are located and the hours they are open, click here or call 311.
For more information on avoiding heat illness, go to the New York City Office of Emergency website at http://www.nyc.gov/oem or call 311.
National Weather Service for New York City: http://www.weather.gov/okx