As heat wave grips Brooklyn, residents are urged stay safe

BROOKLYN - With the start of another heat wave in Brooklyn Saturday, residents are urged to stay safe.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) says the best way to beat the heat is to stay indoors and drink plenty of fluids. People who exercise outdoors or work in hot and humid conditions are at risk for heat exhaustion. The Red Cross is advising that people take it easy during the heat wave.

OEM officials are asking residents to conserve energy during the extreme heat to prevent power disruptions. People are advised to set air conditioning thermostats at 78 degrees. Also, officials ask residents to only use appliances early in the morning or late at night.

Cooling centers have opened across the borough where people can enjoy air conditioning for free. To find the nearest cooling center call 311 - .

Related Information Office of Emergency Management

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