ALBANY, N.Y. – With high humidity and temperatures forecasted to climb into the 90s over the next week, Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to take the necessary precautions to battle the excessive heat safely.
"It is important to pay close attention to weather advisories and warnings, and take action now to protect yourself and your loved ones from this prolonged, excessive heat wave," Cuomo said. "I urge all New Yorkers to check on their neighbors, stay inside when possible, stay hydrated and take advantage of cooling stations if needed."
To counter the harsh heat and humidity, Governor Cuomo offered the following safety tips:
People who should be particularly aware of heat-related issues:
Heat health hazards to be aware of: