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NYC Temperature Hits 102 Degrees; Thousands Lose Power

Temperatures soared into the triple digits in the city Tuesday, breaking a record and sending sweat-soaked New Yorkers scurrying for shade.

The mercury hit 102 degrees in Central Park about 2:20 p.m., shattering the record set back in 1999 by a single degree.

“It’s very hot and oppressive,” said meteorologist Joe Pollina, of the National Weather Service. “People need to take it easy today.”

By 1 p.m., the city’s 311 information line received 1,640 heat-related calls, officials said.

And Con Ed workers were frantically trying to address power outages citywide. By 2:30 p.m. there were more than 2,000 customers in Staten Island and more than 160 in Queens without power.

(Source: NY Daily News)

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  1. Be careful!! Gehenom is much hotter!!! And the Con Ed workers that are there come unequipped to provide air conditioning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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