Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:30

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the New York City area beginning at 12:00P Noon on Wednesday until at least 8:00P Thursday.

Additionally, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Wednesday.

These dangerous conditions are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Cooling Centers will be open tomorrow. For locations, hours, and more information on avoiding heat illness and the Air Quality Index, visit or call 311.