NEW YORK (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 29th July, 2023) A heat wave accompanied by high humidity has hit New York City, prompting the local authorities to issue heat warnings, but some residents told Sputnik that the situation is "not that bad" while expressing concern about the continuously poor air quality.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for New York City from Thursday morning until Friday night. The heat indices were predicted to rise up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday afternoon and the high temperatures were predicted to last until Sunday.
"The situation regarding the high temperatures is really not that bad. Many people are strolling in Manhattan and going about their business enjoying the day. However, the situation is made worse by the continuously poor air quality, with residue from the wildfires in Canada," a Manhattan resident told Sputnik.
The resident, who lives in the lower east side of the city overseeing the East River, said she and her husband have not noticed any issues.
"Access to water and other necessities is normal," she said.