WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The sun might have gone down, but the temperature was still high after a day where the heat soared to 95 degrees.
Firehouse 67 in Washington Heights demonstrated the sprinkler caps that any adult resident can request to help beat the heat.
The caps cut down on wasted water that can hamper fire fighting efforts.
“Our main concern is fire protection and we also understand we were all kids too once, playing in the streets, and we understand kids want to get cooled off,” Deputy Chief Jay Jonas told TV 10/55’s Valerie Castro.
An open hydrant can spill out a thousand gallons of water a minute, the cap guts it down to 25, and everyone from kids to four legged friends can enjoy the refreshment.
“I guess it’s kind of a cooling mechanism for him,” dog owner Lewis Cabarroui said.
Pools made a big splash Tuesday as temperatures rose into the 90s across the Tri-State Area.
As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, it’s the scene that makes that summer sun overhead almost benign: a packed pool at Saxon Woods attracting people from all over the sizzling suburban landscape in White Plains.
“Today is extremely hot, so you jump in and you fall out. It’s really good,” said Waleska Alicea, of Scarsdale.
The day’s 95-degree heat had New Yorkers working out their coping strategies: staying in the shade, staying in the pool, and in general, staying out of the heat, Young reported.
“We got the AC on at home, trying to stay hydrated, trying to spend time at the pool,” said John Marsich, of Pelham.