Update: The heat advisory has been extended through Sunday, July 24, at 8 PM. All other details remain the same.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New York City on Tuesday, July 19, from 12 PM to 8 PM. It is expected to last through Thursday.
“High heat and humidity with heat indices of around 100 degrees are expected,” according to Notify NYC. “These conditions are dangerous to health. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Avoid strenuous activity. Active children, adults, and people with lung disease such as asthma should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.”
Cooling centers will be open starting tomorrow, Tuesday, 7/19, at 9 AM. Check out the cooling center map to find the center closest to you: https://t.co/HC866LIrgy #BeatTheHeat pic.twitter.com/WSiT1Z3wDb
— NYC Emergency Management (@nycemergencymgt) July 19, 2022
Due to expected high temperatures and heat indices, NYC cooling centers will be open starting Tuesday, July 19, at 9 AM. Cooling centers are air-conditioned facilities, such as libraries, community centers, and senior centers, that are open to the public during heat emergencies.
“New York City opens cooling centers when the heat index is forecast to be 95 degrees or above for two or more consecutive days, or if the heat index is forecast to be 100 degrees or above for any amount of time,” according to NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department.
“Cooling centers located at older adult center sites will be reserved for older New Yorkers, ages 60 and older. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, individuals are reminded to stay at home if they are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
“New Yorkers can now also find cooling centers that welcome pets throughout the five boroughs. The City has also partnered with Petco to offer New Yorkers and their pets additional spaces to seek relief from the heat. All locations can be found on the City’s Cooling Center Finder. As a reminder, service animals are always allowed at cooling centers.”
To find your nearest cooling center, call 311 or visit https://maps.nyc.gov/cooling-center/
For more information, visit: https://on.nyc.gov/3yMueNv
For more information and safety tips on avoiding heat illness, visit www.NYC.gov/beattheheat.