The weather conditions we are experiencing are dangerous to the health of humans and animals. Never leave a human or an animal in a closed-up car.
Strenuous activity is not a good idea. Drinking a lot of water is a good idea.
The highest-risk groups of people are
- people without air conditioning,
- older adults, and
- people with chronic health conditions.
For the locations and hours of the cooling centers, go to http://maps.nyc.gov/oem/cc/index.htm;jsessionid=3E9DAFDB46AC968985EB3D2F1036A611.
For information about how to avoid heat illness--which you do NOT want to get--go to New York City's website at http://www.nyc.gov/oem or call 311.