NYC opens cooling centers

August 18, 2009 12:28:51 PM PDT
It's hot out there, and New York City wants to help people cool down. Cooling centers will be open through Wednesday in all five boroughs to help people avoid the expected high temperatures.

  • LINK Find a cooling center.
  • LINK More ways to beat the heat.
  • LINK Eyewitness News Accuweather Forecast.

    Exposure to extreme temperatures can lead to heat illness, especially among vulnerable populations like senior citizens and people with chronic medical conditions.

    State officials issued an air quality advisory about ozone levels.

    Ground-level ozone is formed when sunlight and heat interact with smog from vehicle exhausts and industrial and power plant emissions.

    In the metro area, the advisory covers the city, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley.


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