Jul 20, 2015
Here's How to Beat the NYC Heat

A lovely man named Frank shares tips on how to keep cool as dangerously high heat and humidity are expected in New York City.

By COLlive reporter

With dangerously hot weather expected through Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to take steps 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.

Sunday's hot and humid conditions will continue through Monday, with forecasted temperatures in the 90s and heat index values reaching as high as the low 100s.

Additionally, an Air Quality Alert is in effect today through 11:00 p.m. Monday. New Yorkers should use air conditioning to stay cool, go to a place that has air conditioning if it is not available at home, drink water at regular intervals, and limit strenuous activity, especially during the hottest parts of the day.

Here are some tips:

ˇ Stay out of the sun and avoid extreme temperature changes.

ˇ Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors reflect some of the sun's energy.

ˇ Drink fluids, particularly water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Your body needs water to keep cool. Those on fluid-restricted diets or taking diuretics should first consult their physician.

ˇ Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies. Avoid beverages containing alcohol and/or caffeine.

ˇ Eat small, frequent meals.

ˇ Avoid strenuous activity, especially during the sun's peak hours: 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4 A.M. and 7 A.M.

ˇ If possible, go to an air-conditioned building for several hours during the hottest parts of the day.

ˇ Cover all exposed skin with an SPF sunscreen (15 or above) and wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and head.

ˇ Never leave your children in the car.

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For more information, visit nyc.gov/health/heathealth.



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1
Exaggerated
"dangerously high heat"; "with forecasted temperatures in the 90s and heat index values reaching as high as the low 100s. "
This is a joke. Come to Australia for one summer and then you'll know what hot is.
(7/21/2015 3:22:35 AM)
2
was that sforim in the backround?
is this man jewish?
(7/21/2015 8:43:29 PM)
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