Monday, July 17, 2006

Summer Swelters the City

Residents are looking for ways to beat the heat as sizzling temperatures continue today with highs reaching 95 degrees. Temperatures this high can prove to be dangerous for the elderly and individuals with breathing conditions.

Because of this officials have issued a heat advisory for the city, most of Long Island and southern Connecticut, and an excessive heat warning for parts of northern New Jersey. Cooling centers are open and available for residents without air conditioning. Residents without air conditioning can try to remain cool indoors, by staying hydrated, avoiding alcohol and caffeine. Other New Yorker's are spending time at the beach or swimming pools.

Call 311 or log on to the Office of Emergency Management's Web site - - to get the addresses of local places to cool off.

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