RESIDENTS of the country’s largest city have found a creative way to weather the intense heatwave sweeping across much of the country.
A crowd stripped and rampaged in New York’s Grand Central Park where a huge water balloon fight took place on Friday.
Dozens donned their bathing suits and made their way to the park’s sheep meadow, where they doused each other with water pistols and ran around to cool off.
The event came as high temperatures in the city hit 94°F on Friday. The weather below ground reported.
An extreme heat warning is expected to remain in place until 8pm on Saturday when maximum temperatures top 90 degrees again.
“Extreme heat like this can be dangerous,” Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Phil Banks said at a reported news conference NY1.
New Yorkers should stay indoors and set their thermostats to 30C to conserve energy and prevent a blackout, said Zach Iscol, the city’s emergency management officer.
Meanwhile, participants in the Central Park water balloon fight grinned from ear to ear as they squirted each other with water guns and took turns sliding and sliding.
The event in New York City was organized by Side talk NYCan award-winning street people interview program that has 1.5 million followers on Instagram.
Several of the videos produced by Trent Simonian and Jack Byrne have gone viral over the years.
Her best-known clip is probably the “Knicks season opener“Episode released in October 2021.
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The heat wave is also affecting the rest of the country.
High temperatures in Phoenix reached 115°F on Friday, according to Weather Underground.
There have been 25 heat-related deaths in Maricopa County so far this year. AZ Central reported.
Officials are investigating 249 other deaths that could be related to the extreme temperatures.