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National Weather Service: New Yorkers should plan now for extreme heat this summer

May 29, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CITYWIDE — IT’S GOING TO BE a hot one: Start planning now for especially high summer temperatures in New York, the National Weather Service said in a release Wednesday. Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the U.S., resulting in over one thousand fatalities each year. The forecast calls for a 60-70% chance of above-normal temperatures in New York. Before it hits, the agency lists several recommendations: build an emergency kit; make a plan for power outages; become trained in first aid for heat-related emergencies; and check that your air conditioner and fans are in working order. A few days before the high temperatures hit, gather food, water and medications; make a list of friends and family to check on; locate local cooling stations; and reschedule outdoor events. 

Remember to drink plenty of water, take breaks and use a buddy system if working outside, the agency says. Check weather.gov for accurate forecasts.

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