FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2009
The Office of Emergency Management has opened cooling centers throughout the city due to the extreme heat. OEM continues to monitor the conditions in the city and will provide updates as necessary. An alert was sent by the City Council to the advanced warning system (AWS) list, as well as email subscriber lists with the following message:
Cooling Centers Open today, August 17
Find a cooling center near you http://gis.nyc.gov/oem/cc/index.htm
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in New York City for Monday, August 17, until 7 PM. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s until Tuesday afternoon. The City has opened cooling centers to help New Yorkers escape from the extreme heat.
Contact: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191