HEAT ALERT: Cooling centers, public pools offer extended hours as high temps continue

The National Weather Service has a heat advisory in place in New York City through 8 p.m. Friday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2021, 9:56 AM

Updated 1,062 days ago

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Another day of heat is upon the city, bringing with it additional measures to keep New Yorkers safe from the scorching temperatures.
The National Weather Service has a heat advisory in place in New York City through 8 p.m. Friday, as high humidity also envelops the city.
Throughout the five boroughs, 340 cooling centers are open, with many offering extended hours for those who do not have air conditioning at home.
Public pools will also have extended hours throughout the extent of the heat advisory.
And if you are not a pool person, there are plenty of beaches in the city to pick from to beat the heat while spending time outdoors.
Experts recommend staying out of the sun as much as possible and avoiding direct sunlight, particularly in the middle of the day. If you must head outside, wear sunscreen and lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Avoid strenuous activities and always stay hydrated. Officials also recommend that you check on your neighbors and loved ones, particularly the elderly.
News 12 has compiled a list of tips and locations to beat the heat that you can read here.


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