Heat wave across state, BX enters 4th day

Just one more day.

The scorching temperatures that have smothered the New York City metro area are expected to break on Wednesday, but people had to get through Tuesday first.

For the fourth day, the metro area faced scorching temperatures well into the 90s.

Weather-related outages are affected homes and business in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester County. Consolidated Edison says more than 1,000 customers were without power. The Long Island Power Authority reported 885 power outages.

Many schools were in session despite the scorching temepratures, which prompted Teachers Union president to file a complaint with the State Labor Department. According to the complaint, the Department of Education was violating state law by failing to protect students and teachers during the heat wave.The temperature hit a record 99 at La Guardia Airport on Monday. Central Park was 96, one degree shy of the record for June 9, set in 1933.

New York City offered 300 cooling centers; Putnam, Westchester and Rockland counties, to the north, had them as well. City Office of Emergency Management spokesman Chris Gilbride said that on Saturday and Sunday, 3,500 people visited the centers. Libraries and shopping malls also were recommended for relief.

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