NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Yorkers are saying “enough is enough” as temperatures continue to surge to potentially dangerous levels with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.READ MORE: Gov. Lamont: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Has Mild Symptoms, Resting At Home
A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday for New York City.
From sharing umbrellas to stopping by portable fountains for a drink, New Yorkers have been trying to cope any way they can, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported.
“It’s miserable. It feels like I live inside a dog’s mouth,” Union Square resident Ana Perilo told Dardashtian.
“I get a little cranky but, you know, try to keep moving forward,” Bronx resident Daryl Jones said.
Thursday’s combination of high temperatures and high humidity pushed the heat index into the triple digits.
“It’s going to be the hottest day that we’ve had so far,” said CBS 2 Meteorologist Vanessa Murdock. “It’s going to feel like 100 to 105.”
STAYING SAFE IN THE HEAT
Hospitals were seeing scores of patients suffering from heat stroke, dehydration and respiratory problems as the second heat wave of the summer simmered through its fifth day.