NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was another scorcher Tuesday as temperatures again soared into the 90s.
A heat advisory for New York City expired at 6 p.m. The high in Central Park reached 91, but felt more like 95 to 100 degrees, CBS 2’s Lonnie Quinn reported.
An air quality alert remained in effect until 11 p.m. Tuesday for Long Island, New York City, Westchester and Rockland counties. Hot weather can cause elevated ozone levels.
Officials recommend staying indoors in the air conditioning, drinking water regularly, putting on sunscreen, wearing loose-fitting clothing and taking a cool shower or bath.
“Extreme heat affects people of all ages, but some New Yorkers are more vulnerable than others, especially the elderly, people with chronic medical conditions, and those taking certain medications,” New York City Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Bruno said in a statement.
Officials say never leave children, pets or those who need special care in a parked vehicle when it’s hot. Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can quickly reach over 140 degrees and exposure to those temperatures can kill in a matter of minutes.
Authorities also say it’s important to know the symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion.
Some signs of heat stroke include hot, red and dry skin, changes in consciousness, a rapid or weak pulse and shallow
Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale or flushed skin, heavy sweating, headache, nausea or vomiting and dizziness and exhaustion.
More than 400 cooling centers are open for New York City residents. To find a cooling station near you, click here.
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