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De Blasio urges New Yorkers to be careful during heat wave

July 29, 2015 Associated Press
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Mayor Bill de Blasio is warning New Yorkers to take precautions during the heat wave that has gripped the nation’s largest city.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Thursday.

De Blasio on Wednesday urged New Yorkers to hydrate and check on vulnerable neighbors like the elderly and those with medical conditions.

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He said that the city would open 500 cooling centers and extend public pools’ hours.

He also urged New Yorkers to use their air conditioners in moderation for fear of putting a strain on the city’s electrical grid.

City officials said that there had been a slight uptick in calls to 911 during the heat wave, which began Tuesday.

Temperatures are predicted to stay above 90 degrees for the remainder of the week.


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