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Heat wave to hit city this week

June 17, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CITYWIDE — CITY OFFICIALS ARE warning that temperatures will top 90 degrees this week as the year’s first heat wave strikes New York, reports Spectrum News. The city’s Emergency Management Department designated it an “extreme heat event,” as temperatures on Thursday and Friday are expected to reach over 95 degrees with high humidity. Mayor Adams announced at a press conference Monday that the city would be opening cooling centers across the five boroughs to aid residents distressed by the heat, which includes distributing cooling packs with ice packs, sunscreen and other aids to outdoor workers. The mayor cautioned New Yorkers to stay indoors when possible.

Cooling centers can be found by calling 311 or by going online to the city’s cooling center finder site; locations include libraries, senior centers and the Brooklyn Museum, among others, with several Petco stores now serving as pet-friendly locations, including in Brooklyn the Sheepshead Bay, Sunset Park and Gateway Center stores.

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