De Blasio Urges New Yorkers To Be Careful During Heat Wave

NEW YORK (AP) -
The sun sets over the Manhattan skyline Tuesday evening. (ShellyS/Flickr)
The sun sets over the Manhattan skyline Tuesday evening. (ShellyS/Flickr)

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers to take precautions during the heat wave that has gripped the nation’s largest city, with the National Weather Service issuing a heat advisory through 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Temperatures are predicted to stay above 90 degrees for the remainder of the week.

De Blasio urged residents to drink and check on vulnerable neighbors like the elderly and those with medical conditions. He said that the city would open 500 cooling centers.