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Cooling Centers

When the heat index is predicted to be dangerously high, New York City opens cooling centers in air-conditioned public community centers, senior centers, and public libraries to offer people relief from the heat. Individuals who have no ready access to a cool environment, and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should use the cooling centers during a heat wave.

Call 311 (TTY: 212-504-4115) or contact 311 online during a heat emergency to find the location of a cooling center or pool, or use our online finder to choose a cooling center near you.