New YorkNewsUS

Health authorities advised New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat.

Hot and humid conditions are in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday

New York: Authorities have issued Heat Advisory to the New York City dwellers asking them to take precautionary measures to avoid the possible heat.

New York City Emergency Management Department and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advised New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat.

According to details available on, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory beginning 11 A.M. Tuesday, September 5 until 8 P.M. Wednesday, September 6. Hot and humid conditions are in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, with heat index values in the mid to upper-90s across the city.

To help New Yorkers find relief from the heat, New York City will open cooling centers throughout the five boroughs beginning Tuesday through Wednesday. Cooling center locations may have changed from last year.

New York City opens cooling centers when the heat index is forecast to be 95 degrees or above for two or more consecutive days, or if the heat index is forecast to be 100 degrees or above for any amount of time. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, individuals are reminded to stay at home if they are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

New Yorkers can now also find cooling centers that welcome pets throughout the five boroughs. The City has also partnered with Petco to offer New Yorkers and their pets additional spaces to seek relief from the heat. All locations can be found on the City’s Cooling Center Finder. As a reminder, service animals are always allowed at cooling centers.

“As these final summer days bring intense heat, I urge all New Yorkers to follow public health guidance and look out for one another,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol. “This weather puts our elderly, children, and anyone with chronic health conditions at increased risk and it’s important we all take measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones.”

“Heat can be deadly,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan. “New Yorkers — especially infants, seniors and people with chronic and mental health conditions — should stay cool, take things slow and get help if experiencing signs of heat related illness like clammy skin, confusion and nausea. Pay attention to how you’re feeling because the guidance you get from your body is important; please listen.”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *