Cooling centers throughout the area are open as the heat takes over the Tri-State.
The National Weather Service says the heat index is expected to exceed 95 degrees Tuesday. To find a cooling center in New York City near you, call 311 or go to www.nyc.gov/oem.
In Westchester County, there are also several centers open. For the full list, check here.
And in Rockland County:
- In Ramapo, at 237 Route 59, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 115 Torne Valley Road, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- In Haverstraw, at 1 Rosman Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- In Orangetown, at 26 Orangeburg Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- In Stony Point, at 74 East Main St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- In Nyack, at 9 North Broadway, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 90 Depew Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- In South Nyack, at 282 South Broadway, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- In Hillburn, at 31 Mountain Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- In Piermont, at 478 Piermont Ave., from 9 a.m . to 4 p.m.
- In Suffern, at 61 Washington Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- In Spring Valley, at 200 North Main St., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To beat the heat, officials advise residents to drink plenty of water or other fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms and keep out of the sun. They also as that New Yorkers check up on relatives, neighbors and the elderly.
For those who plan on using air-conditioners to keep cool, officials recommend tips on energy conservation. They say don’t set thermostats lower than 78 degrees and to turn off nonessential appliances.
Prolonged exposure to the heat can be harmful and potentially dangerous. Officials urge people to go to the doctor if they’re suffering from symptoms of heat illness, which include weakness, dizziness and hot, dry skin.