Wed., July 17, 2019 - A dangerous heat wave is coming this weekend. Prepare now and take precautions to protect yourself, your family, neighbors, and pets.
Starting Friday, 7/19, for four straight days, temperatures will be over 90 degrees and there may be a blackout. Temps on Saturday could reach 97 degrees. (And feel like 106, due to humidity.)
Stay Informed and Connected
Listen to local weather forecasts and announcements from officials. NYC Emergency Management will send alerts and updates through various channels.
Sign up for Notify NYC, the City of New York's official, free emergency communications program. Register for emergency notifications by getting the free Notify NYC mobile app, visiting NYC.gov/notifynyc, contacting 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) or following @NotifyNYC on Twitter. (Notify NYC messages are available in many formats, including email, text messages, telephone, the Notify NYC website, RSS, Twitter, and American Sign Language videos.)
Check on your neighbors during a heat wave, especially if they're seniors, young children, and people with disabilities, and access and functional needs.Many older New Yorkers live alone and could suffer unnecessarily in the heat because they're isolated from friends and family.
Do not leave pets outdoors. Water left out for them will quickly evaporate and cause them to dehydrate, which can be fatal.
Find out if a cooling center is open near you. Call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115), or contact 311 online.
Protect Your Health
Do wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible.
Do drink fluids — particularly water — even if you do not feel thirsty.* (*People with heart, kidney or liver disease, or on fluid restricted diets should check with their doctors before increasing fluid intake.)
Never leave children, pets, or those who require special care in a parked car during periods of intense summer heat.
Avoid strenuous activity, especially during the sun's peak hours – 11 AM to 4 PM. If you must engage in strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, usually in the morning between 4 AM and 7 AM.
Do take cool showers or baths may be helpful, but avoid extreme temperature changes.
Never take a shower immediately after becoming overheated – extreme temperature changes may make you ill, nauseated, or dizzy.
Do stay in cool areas where the air is filtered or air-conditioned if you have asthma or other respiratory problems,
For more tips, visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/ready/extreme-heat.page
If you are affected by a power outage:
- Report it at www.coned.com/ReportOutage or call 1-800-75-CONED (26633). If you have a speech or hearing disability, report outages to 1-800-642-2308.
- Stay safe. Never go near or touch a fallen power line but do call 1-800-75-CONED immediately.
- Generators. Do not use generators indoors.
- Refrigerators and freezer. Keep these doors closed to prevent food spoilage.
- Call 911 in case of emergency. If you are having a life-threatening medical emergency and need immediate assistance, call 911.
This message is excerpted from an alert from East Harlem COAD. (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) and its dissemination supported by NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM).
Southern Brooklyn COAD (SBCOAD) serves Coney Island, Sea Gate, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach. NHS Brooklyn is an adviser. For info on SBCOAD, visit www.southernbkcoad.org.
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