Brooklyn man second to die from heat

Brooklyn Currents | 7/21/2013 | 0 comments

A 78-year-old Brooklyn man  became the second fatality in the city from the severe heat wave which strangled the five boroughs last week.


The man, whom officials did not publicly identify by this posting, died of hyperthermia – overheating – on Friday, July 19.

Earlier this month, a Staten Island man with pre-existing medical conditions died from the heat.

The sun finally relented on Sunday, when temperatures dropped to the low to mid 80s. Forecasters say the mercury will remain at these relatively comfortable levels throughout the week.

The city's cooling centers are remaining open, as are, of course, the beaches and parks.

To locate a cooling center or for more tips on how to to deal with the summer heat, call 311 or visit

UPDATE  Wednesday, July 24

Three more  people in New York have died from causes attributed to last week's heat wave, bringing this year’s heat-death toll to eight.

A 67-year-old Queens man died Friday, and an 82-year-old woman and a 61-year-old woman, both from Brooklyn, died Saturday from what the medical examiner determined to be hyperthermia.


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