FEELING HOT, Hot, hot!!!

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 12:22

New York City is keeping more than 400 air conditioned cooling centers open. Residents can call the 311 hotline or go to the city's website to find a nearby cooling center.

With temperatures surging into the 90s and these unbearable humidity levels making it feel like 100 degrees, City Island Images is inviting residents to “cool down” at cooling centers, pools, or beaches. To provide a safe, cool location for residents to escape the dangerous heat wave, NYC has announced that cooling centers, pools and beaches are open.

Excessive temperatures and oppressive humidity levels are dangerous, and potentially deadly, especially for seniors and those who are extremely ill. We urge neighbors to be extra cautious during this period of extreme heat. If you do not have access to air conditioning or a cool place to stay, we encourage you to visit one of the many cooling centers, beaches or pools.

Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.

Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day between 11AM and 4PM.

Consider performing these tasks in the early morning or evening hours.
When in the sun, wear sunscreen and a hat to protect your face and head.
Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty.
Eat well balanced, light and regular meals.
Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes.
Do not leave children or pets in closed vehicles.
Check on elderly family members, friends and neighbors.
When indoors, use an air conditioner or fans to cool rooms.