NYC emergency management opens up cooling centers, cool streets during summer scorcher

New York City Emergency management has opened up cooling centers so that citizens find relief from Sunday's scorching temperatures.

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2020, 6:26 PM

Updated 1,402 days ago

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New York City Emergency Management has opened up cooling centers so that citizens find relief from Sunday's scorching temperatures.
A heat advisory is in effect until Monday at 8 p.m. as temperatures are expected to rise above 90 degrees.
Emergency management says it has opened more than 230 cooling sites at parks around heat-burdened neighborhoods.
The city has also unveiled a list of blocks that will serve as cool streets.
As New York faces extreme temperatures over the next days, city officials are also urging citizens to take extra precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic. For those heading out to the cooling centers, officials remind residents to wear face masks and follow social distancing protocols.
City health officials say staying hydrated and keeping strenuous outdoor activity to a minimum is also key.
 
 


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