Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Heatwave Prompts Heat Emergency

With temperatures going past the 100 degree mark and the power grid problems of last week Mayor Bloomberg issued a heat emergency for the city this morning,

"This is a very serious, dangerous heat wave and we're all tough, but a little bit of common sense and a little bit of cooperation will go a long way here," said Mayor Bloomberg. "Remember that thousands of other people will be flicking switches and reaching for remotes at the same time that you are, and you really could strain the power grid.”

The city's power usage reached an all time high today at 5 p.m. The mayor is asking everyone to due their part to conserve power by running air conditioning at 78 degrees,turning them on air conditioners only when at home and by using heavy appliances only during early morning or late at night.

To find out more about the heat wave go to NY1.com.

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