Thunderbolt 12: Temps in NYC reach 90s with humid feel
New York City will see hot and humid weather conditions over the next few days. Here are some ways to stay in cool:
Cooling centers across the city, like the Canarsie Library in Brooklyn, have opened. For those that don't have an air conditioner, this is the best option to cool off from the hot sun.
If not a cooling center, head to a city pool or to a park that has spray showers. The city says these are turned on when temps hit 80 degrees during park hours.
Staying hydrated is also important, and it’s recommended to drink two to four glasses of water per hour during extreme heat, even if not thirsty.
Health officials say long exposure to heat can be dangerous and even deadly, so wear loose fitting clothing and avoid strenuous activity during the hottest parts of the day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Be aware of symptoms of heat stroke as well, which include hot, dry and red skin, a rapid pulse, rapid and shallow breathing, a body temperature of 105 degrees, loss of alertness and confusion and/or loss of consciousness.
Be sure to check in on older neighbors, relatives and friends to make sure they're holding up OK, as well as keeping pets cool.