Officials urge caution because a heatwave that had blanketed south-central U.S.A. is now moving into the Northeast, and could cause temperatures to rise into the 90s or even higher.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has declared a heat crisis through Thursday. According to Wu, 12 cooling centres will be available throughout the city. There will also be more than 50 splash pads at parks and playgrounds.
” It is obvious that the changing climate poses a threat to both our community’s health and safety. “I urge you all to keep cool and secure, and make sure that your neighbor is okay,” stated Ms. Wu (a Democrat).
The National Weather Service stated that heat advisories will be extended along Interstate 95,, reaching upstate New York. They also bring heat indexes (what the air feels like after accounting for temperature or humidity) in the lower 90s .
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont initiated his “Extreme Hot Weather Protocol”, to make sure cooling centers remain open. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged residents to stay warm through Thursday.
” I am asking all New Yorkers be prepared for heat and humidity and to watch the weather closely over the next few days,” Hochul stated. As New Yorkers we care about one another. Please remember to visit your neighbors, particularly seniors and those with children or people with disabilities .
The heat that has blanketed the Northeast for several days is threatening the southern and central parts of the country.
The National Weather Service stated 100million residents have been issued heat advisories or warnings because of excessive heat.
“Higher than normal temperatures are forecast across the region. In many places, it will reach the triple digits,” the report said Wednesday. Today, high temperatures will break many more daily records in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas .”