Dangerous heat continues today in the Bronx for the first day of summer

Stay safe: Heat wave poses potential dangers for New Yorkers

The National Weather Service says the high temps we've seen this week are dangerous for all people - adults and children alike. Here's how some people are beating the heat and how to stay safe if you're headed outside.

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2023, 5:15 PM

Updated 286 days ago


The dangerously high temperatures this week could have a dramatic impact on New Yorkers' health and the health of your children.
Families are flocking to public water fountains like at Harmony Playground to cool off during New York's heat wave.
The National Weather Service says Thursday's temperatures are dangerous for all people - adults and children alike. They say New Yorkers should limit their time outdoors and avoid heavy exercise.
The city is also warning that heat-related illnesses can sneak up quickly in these temperatures. Dizziness and excessively sweating are symptoms of heat exhaustion.
To protect the body against the sun's rays, pack a hat, sunglasses, sunblock and plenty of water before heading out the door.
To find a cooling center near your, click here.

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