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Mayor de Blasio Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Protect Themselves During the Excessive Heat | City of New York

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Cooling centers remain open with extended hours Friday through SundayFind a cooling center near youMayor de Blasio Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Protect Themselves During the Excessive Heat This WeekendAugust 11, 2016Cooling centers remain open with extended hours Friday through Sunday; to find the nearest cooling center, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/beattheheatNEW YORK—With the heat index expected to rise above 100 degrees through the weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio today urged New Yorkers to take precautions to protect themselves and help others who may be at increased risk from the heat, including vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic health problems. “The extreme heat our city will experience in the coming days is dangerous, and can be fatal, especially for vulnerable populations like seniors and people with chronic medical conditions,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I encourage every New Yorker to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves during this extended period of intense heat. We are reminding all New Yorkers to use air conditioning or get to a cooling center, drink lots of water, and check in on your family, friends, and neighbors.”

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