Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New York City until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12.

NYC Emergency Management and NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene encourage New Yorkers to take steps to beat the heat:

  • Cooling centers will open beginning Monday. Attendees must wear face coverings inside all cooling centers and adhere to social distancing guidelines. To find your nearest cooling center call 311 or visit the City's Cooling Center Finder. Cool Streets, which are activated during heat emergencies, will be open. DOT's Open Streets initiative highlights each Cool Street across the city.
  • To help New Yorkers beat the heat during heat emergencies, New York City has implemented a number of measures through the Cool It! NYC and Cool Streets initiatives. These initiatives will be available through Wednesday, and include:
    • More than 250 new cooling and misting sites in parks in heat-burdened neighborhoods
    • More than 130 cooling centers open throughout the city
    • More than 300 hydrants opened with spray caps installed by FDNY and DEP
    • 16 Cool Streets
    • Fifteen public pools open across the city
    • 650 spray showers in city parks (available every day of the summer)
  • A citywide map of cooling elements can be found online at Cool It! NYC.

For tips on how to prepare for extreme heat, visit the Beat the Heat website. For real-time weather updates, visit the National Weather Service.

Tropical Storm Isaias Recovery Information

  • Recent severe weather has damaged trees throughout New York City. Report downed trees, especially those down on houses, to NYC.gov/311 or calling 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115).
  • New Yorkers are urged to check on family, friends and neighbors that may need help, especially those who may have been affected by power outages. If you, someone in your household, family or friends have non-life-threatening health or medical needs and require assistance, call 311. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • A state of emergency has been declare in New York — including New York City — in order to provide local governments with additional clean-up and operational support in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. Learn more
  • Stay informed. Sign up for free emergency alerts from Notify NYC, the City's official emergency communications program.

Contact Your Utility Provider to Report an Outage

Con Edison
1-800-75-CONED, (800-752-6633), (TTY: 800-642-2308)

PSEG Long Island
1-800-490-0025, (TTY: 631-755-6660)

National Grid
718-643-4050, (TTY: 718-237-2857)

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