City: New Yorkers should minimize usage of high-power items amid expected heat wave

The city is advising everyone to use resources that are available to them.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2021, 9:39 PM

Updated 975 days ago

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As New York City faces several days of extreme heat, the city is issuing an advisory and asking New Yorkers to be vigilant and safe. 
The city is advising everyone to use resources that are available to them. 
Officials from the NYC Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management gathered at a senior center in Crown Heights that is also operating as a cooling center to update New Yorkers about their plans for the extreme heat headed towards the city. 
As a reminder, you can find the nearest cooling center near you and its hours of operation by calling 311 or logging onto nyc.gov/beattheheat. 
The city is asking New Yorkers to take common-sense precautions: 
  • Avoid strenuous outdoor exercise during peak sunshine hours. 
  • Drink lots of water 
  • Check on your elderly and vulnerable neighbors 
The city says minimizing the usage of high power appliances like dishwashers and washing machines is suggested.


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