Heat wave across state, HV enters 4th day

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Just one more day. The scorching temperatures that have smothered the New York Citymetro area are expected to break on Wednesday, but people had toget through Tuesday first. For the fourth day, the metro area faced scorchingtemperatures well into the 90s.

Weather-related outages already affected homes and businessin the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester County. ConsolidatedEdison says more than 1,000 customers were without power. The Long Island Power Authority reported 885 power outages. William Walker was already sweating at 8 a.m. as he deliveredcases of drinks. The last couple of days have been hard. "I drink plenty ofGatorade; I just sweat a lot," he said. He was looking forward tocooler temperatures. "As long as the weather goes down, I'll be glad. If not, Ithink I'll visit Alaska." 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, setin 1933. New York City offered 300 cooling centers; Putnam, Westchesterand Rockland counties had them as well. City Officeof Emergency Management spokesman Chris Gilbride said that onSaturday and Sunday, 3,500 people visited the centers. Librariesand shopping malls also were recommended for relief.Hudson Valley School Closings for Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 News 12 Hudson Valley Weather Center

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