Health Department Urges New Yorkers to Take Precautions and Help the Vulnerable During Extreme Heat

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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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pixel.gif Health Department Urges New Yorkers to Take Precautions and Help the Vulnerable During Extreme Heat

Use Air Conditioning to Stay Cool, Drink Water to Avoid Dehydration, Check on Vulnerable Family, Friends, and Neighbors

Cooling Centers Remain Open Citywide Through Saturday

Know Your StatusThe Department of Health and Mental Hygiene warned New Yorkers of health risks from the dangerously hot weather forecast for tomorrow, following several days of hotter than normal weather. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for tomorrow, with temperatures forecast to reach near 100 degrees, and humidity that will make it feel even hotter. The Health Department urges New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent serious illness that can result from the heat, especially among vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental disability.

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