BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents flocked to cooling centers and spray grounds that 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 this week. While some were lucky enough to enjoy air conditioning indoors, those stuck working outside say they are keeping a lot of water on hand.

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.

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