Stay safe: Heat wave poses potential dangers for New Yorkers
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.
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