Hot and humid summer weather can cause heat illness and even death. More Americans die from heat waves than all other natural disasters combined. In New York City, more than 80% of heat stroke deaths in recent years involved victims who were exposed to heat in homes without air conditioning. Those most vulnerable to extreme heat include older adults, people with chronic medical conditions or mental health conditions and the socially isolated. To learn more about this topic click here.

last updated: June 11, 2020

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