Oppressive heat has kids, adults running for cover
The heat wave hitting Westchester County has been especially difficult on children whose schools lack air conditioning and those who work outdoors. Click 'NEXT' below the video player for more coverage of today's heat blast.
Some Westchester parents were forced to pick up their children early because of exceedingly hot temperatures inside classrooms.
The oppressive heat also makes being in the sun a risky proposition, but some need to do so to make a living. In Warwick, workers at a car wash and a construction site dealt with the heavy air and sweltering temperatures.
"I can't breathe," said construction worker Steve Delaney. "You got to keep drinking constantly and it's not good."
Cooling centers were set up inside town halls, senior homes and community centers across the region.