Cooling centers open as heat hits Brooklyn

Cooling centers opened across the city today as a heat wave swept over the borough. The high temperatures and humidity left residents looking for ways

BROOKLYN - Cooling centers opened across the city today as a heat wave swept over the borough.

The high temperatures and humidity left residents looking for ways to beat the heat. At a Crown Heights cooling station, Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped in to see how some were coping.

Resident Jose Gonzales says he rode his bike to the boardwalk in Coney Island to catch a breeze from the water. Other beachgoers say they took the day off from work to get some sun and stay near the water.

Officials from the city's Office of Emergency Management are urging residents to call their doctor or head to the hospital if they are feeling sick. They say everyone should be aware of the symptoms associated with heat exhaustion, which include nausea, difficulty breathing and disorientation.

Weather Center Watch News 12 Watch News 12 Traffic and Weather

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
2 Word on the Street: Selfies
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 3 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
Police say the woman was struck while crossing 4 Pedestrian struck, killed in Mill Basin
5 Brooklyn Sportscast, Jan. 16

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE