As a possible heat wave descends upon the Tri-State, state officials urge individuals to take extra precaution as temperatures rise. The weekly forecast calls for high temps throughout the week, just in time for the fourth of July festivities.
Cooling centers and public pools have extended their hours this week and will be open until 8pm.
For a list of centers around the five boroughs, call 311 or go online to nyc.gov/beattheheat.
According to the Official Website of the City of New York, sites where cooling centers are located include:
- Community centers
- Senior centers
- NYCHA facilities
State officials are also urging individuals to check on elderly neighbors, who are more vulnerable to the heat and to stay hydrated.