Cooling center open to help Bronx residents get through day

Bronx residents looking to find relief from the heat can head to a cooling center.

While Con Edison continues to work around the clock to restore power to all of the Bronx, the American Red Cross opened cooling centers throughout the borough and the city.

In the Bronx, residents can head to Truman High School to cool down and help Con Edison by conserving energy. The Red Cross will supply water and snacks.

Officials say temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees so they ask that people take advantage of the cooling centers rather than trying to open fire hydrants.

The parks department is pitching in by opening 600 sprinklers at parks and playgrounds in all five boroughs. There are also three Bronx pools open Friday. They are the Mapes Pool on East 180th Street, the Bronx River Pool on East 174th Street and Van Cortlandt Pool on 242nd Street.

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