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Heat Advisory, Flash Flood Warning In Effect All Day Today

Posted By Ned Berke On July 3, 2014 @ 10:27 am In News & Features | No Comments

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Looks like it’s going to be a heck of a day, especially for anyone stuck working outside. Neighbors across Brooklyn are facing a double threat today, with the National Weather Service warning of both high temperatures and the threat of flooding.

With temperatures expected to hit the high 80s and the heat index pushing that further up into the mid-90s, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for all of New York City from noon today until 5:00 p.m. tonight. The conditions can be dangerous to health, and residents are advised to avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults and those with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Make sure to check on elderly or disabled neighbors. It does not appear that New York City has opened its cooling centers, and the Office of Emergency Management’s cooling center locator website [1] is not currently activated. Libraries are always a safe bet for those in need of cooling off, though. The city also has these tips on staying cool [2].

And while we bake, we await the rain. All of New York City is under a Flash Flood Warning [3] today through Friday morning. According to the National Weather Service:

A cold front will slowly move across the region today before departing late tonight through Friday morning. This front will interact with some tropical moisture streaming into the region from the south, resulting in periods of heavy rainfall. A total of one to three inches of rainfall is expected, with locally higher amounts. Thunderstorms will be possible, helping to enhance these rainfall totals.

Low-lying streets and roadways, and areas with poor drainage, could quickly fill with water. Residents are advised to clear out any drainage systems on their properties.

Remember, folks: check on your neighbors, and lend a hand where you can!

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[1] cooling center locator website: http://maps.nyc.gov/oem/cc/index.htm

[2] these tips on staying cool: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/hazards/heat.shtml

[3] Flash Flood Warning: http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=bbb30b98fab888d4&hl=en&gl=us&source=web

[4] Weather Service Issues Two-Day Heat Advisory – Find Sheepshead Bay’s Cooling Centers, And More Info: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/06/weather-service-issues-two-day-heat-advisory-find-sheepshead-bays-cooling-centers-and-more-info/

[5] Stay Cool! High Heat, Humidity To Last Through Week: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/07/stay-cool-high-heat-humidity-to-last-through-week/

[6] Photos: Flash Floods Strike Southern Brooklyn Coastal Communities: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/05/photos-flash-floods-strike-southern-brooklyn-coastal-communities/

[7] How To Protect Yourself In Flood Weather: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2010/09/how-to-protect-yourself-in-flood-weather/

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