We're having a heat wave, and heat waves can be dangerous. During the heat wave of 2006, more than 40 people died of heat stroke in New York City. In fact, almost 150 deaths occurred at that time from various heat-related causes.
Young children and older adults are most vulnerable.
If you don't have air conditioning, plese visit this NYC.GOV web page for a directory of local cooling centers.
A list of neighborhood sprinklers for kids is available on this DNAINFO.COM page.
Check out our hospital facebook page for continuing updates.
These tips may help if you or someone you know is having a heat emergency (heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke):