City urges residents still without power to go to cooling centers during heat advisory

It's been a long week for residents in Riverdale with power finally restored in some areas Monday, but hundreds in the area are still in the dark.

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2020, 10:08 AM

Updated 1,376 days ago

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It's been a long week for residents in Riverdale with power finally restored in some areas Monday, but hundreds in the area are still in the dark.
With another humid day reaching into the high 90s expected for Tuesday and more than 12,000 people without power across the five boroughs and Westchester, the city is recommending going to a cooling center.
With close to 500 Con Edison customers still in the dark in the Bronx alone, cooling centers can offer some relief when the temperature gets too high. There are dozens throughout all five boroughs. 
However, those who do decide to go to cooling centers must remember that social distancing and face covering rules are in effect at all city cooling centers and each person must get their temperature taken as a COVID-19 precaution. Ice and water will be available, and the number of people allowed inside will be limited.
Con Edison says they're working as quickly as possible to get all power restored but meanwhile the city recommends trying to stay hydrated and making sure to check in on neighbors who may be especially vulnerable like the elderly or sick.


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