During the summer months, New Yorkers are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Be sure to check on neighbors who may need assistance during heat waves, including children, seniors, and people with chronic health issues or special needs.
TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID
- Stay out of the sun and use shade or awnings. When in the sun, wear sunscreen that is at least SPF 15
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes that cover as much skin as possible to prevent sunburn
- Avoid strenuous activity
- Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages
- Be sure to conserve power: if you have an air conditioner, set it no lower than 78 degrees during a heat wave, and turn off nonessential appliances
- Water usage also should be conserved
- Never leave children, pets, or those who require special care in a parked car in intense summer heat
- Consider going to public pools and air-conditioned stores
- When the heat index is predicted to be dangerously high, New York City opens cooling centers in air-conditioned public facilities to offer relief from the heat.
Call 311 (TTY: 212-504-4115) or access NYC.gov/oem during a heat emergency to find a local cooling center or pool
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