MANHATTAN — Officials urge New Yorkers to take things slow as soaring temperatures and high humidity broil the city this week.
The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday when ozone levels are expected to increase as the temperatures are expected to soar into the low 90s with a heat index in the triple digits.
The New York State Department of Health advises people to limit strenuous outdoor activity, and that the elderly, very young, and those with conditions such as asthma or heart disease take special care when outside as airborne pollutants are expected to be particularly high.
Up to the minute alerts on air quality are available by calling 1-800-535-1345.
ConEdison officials have also asked customers conserve electricity during the heat wave and the utility said it will have "will have extra crews and support personnel available to respond to any service problems that may arise."
ConEd customers who experience power interruptions or service problems should call 1-800-75-CONED for assistance.