According to the New York State Department of Health, when it comes to weather-related deaths, heat is the “greatest weather-related killer in the United States.”

According to the National Weather Service in Binghamton, Tuesday and Wednesday will be scorchers, with temperatures expected to feel like they're just over 100 degrees, which is why the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 8 p.m. stating, "A Heat Advisory is in effect area-wide Tuesday with heat indices (what it will "feel like" outside) expected to be in the mid 90s to just above 100°."

Please remember that extreme heat and humidity can both be life-threatening, especially to those who are young, elderly, who exercise and work outdoors, and who have respiratory diseases such as asthma. According to the CDC, if you or someone around you experiences a super high body temperature, fast, strong pulse, headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, or passes out after being in the sun, call 911 immediately because they may have a very serious medical emergency. Until help arrives, help lower the person's body temperature with a cool bath or cool washcloths.

Extreme weather can have a drastic impact on your health and if you're ever not sure what activities are safe to do in whatever type of weather is thrown our way, the CDC has a fantastic app that you can access right from your phone that will give you an hourly forecast of the heat index and impact it could have on your health, as well as signs, symptoms, and first aid information for heat-related illnesses.

To help combat the extreme heat, cooling centers all around the Southern Tier will open their doors to the community Tuesday and Wednesday, so if you need to get out of the heat, here's where you can go (remember, always call ahead to make sure the cooling center is open before you go).

  • Broome County

    -Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-778-6400
    -Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne Street, Endwell, 13760, 607-785-3427
    -Columbus Park Spray Pad, 9 Columbus Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7168
    -Deposit Senior Center, 14 Monument Street, Deposit, 13754, 607-467-3953
    -Dorchester Park, 5469 NY Rt 26, Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-4612
    -Eastern Broome Senior Center, 27 Golden Lane, Harpursville, 13787, 607-693-2069
    -Fairview Pool (small pool), 54 Fairview Ave, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7208
    -Fenton Free Library, 1062 Chenango Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-724-8649
    -Floral Ave Pool (small pool), 200 Floral Ave, Johnson City, 13790, 607-797-3031
    -George F Johnson Memorial Library, 1001 Park Street, Endicott, 13760, 607-757-5350
    -Greenwood Park, 153 Greenwood Road, Lisle, 13797, 607-862-9933
    -Highland Park Pool, 801 Hooper Road, Endwell, 13760, 607-786-2970
    -Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton Street, Johnson City, 13790,607-797-3145
    -MacArthur Pool (small pool), 1081 Vestal Ave, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7205
    -Mary L Wilcox Library, 2630 Main Street, Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-3159
    -Nathaniel Cole Park, 1674 Colesville Road, Harpursville, 13787, 607-693-2700
    -North Shore Towers Senior Center, 24 Isbell Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-6214
    -North Side Pool, 1 Pleasant Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7202
    -Northern Broome Senior Center, 12 Strongs Place, -Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-3405
    -Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, 13790, 607-798-9380
    -Recreation Park, 103 Laurel Ave, Binghamton, 13901,607-772-9166
    -South Side Pool, 95 Jackson Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7204
    -Spray Park at CFJ Park, 98 CFJ Blvd, Johnson City, 13790, 607-797-3031
    -Vestal Memorial Pool, 209 Clayton Ave, Vestal, 13850, 607-754-3368
    -Vestal Senior Center, 201 Main Street, Vestal, 13850, 607-754-9596
    -West Endicott Park Pool (small pool), 525 Maple Street, Endicott, 13760, 607-786-2970
    -Your Home Public Library, 107 Main Street, Johnson City, 13790, 607-797-4816

  • Chemung County

    -Ernie Davis Community Center, 350 E Fifth Street, Elmira, 14904, 607-734-6174
    -St. Peter and Paul Community Center, 162 High Street, Elmira, 14901, 607-733-0300

  • Tioga County

    -Apalachin Public Library, 719 Main St, Apalachin, 13732, 607-625-3333
    -Owego Municipal Pool, 1 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego, 13827, 607-687-6352
    -Spencer Library, 41 N Main St, Spencer, 14883, 607-589-4496
    -Tappan Spaulding Memorial Library, 6 Rock St, Newark Valley, 13811, 607-642-9960
    -Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth Street, Waverly, 14892, 607-565-9341