BROOKLYN - Officials urged Brooklyn residents to take precautions today as temperatures rose into the 90s.

Brooklyn Hospital Emergency Room Chairman Dr. Lisardo Irizaary says in addition to drinking plenty of fluids and finding an air conditioned space to spend some time, residents should also try to adjust their daily schedules to deal with the excessive heat.

Irizaary stresses the importance of changing routines around when heat is involved and says even something as simple as walking a dog can become dangerous in this heat.  He suggests walking pets during cooler hours, seeking shade and bringing some ice water.

Irizaary says the staff at Brooklyn Hospital is on heightened alert for heat-related illnesses during times like this.  He says if you or anyone you know is feeling dehydrated, nauseous and confused to seek medical help immediately.Submit photos and videos of how you are beating the heat

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