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NYC Residents Urged To Conserve Power During Excessive Heat Warning

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- An excessive heat warning took effect Thursday in New York City, with temperatures feeling as high as 110 degrees.

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to conserve energy in order to prevent outages.

WATCH: Mayor De Blasio Discusses Excessive Heat Warning 

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"If you don't need to use something today -- If you don't need to do the laundry, if you don't need to use your microwave, if you don't need to use air conditioning or a lot of lights -- turn off anything you don't need," he said Thursday morning. "Help us get through today, tomorrow. I think after that, things are going to be looking a lot better."

Con Edison is specifically asking customers in parts of Queens and Staten Island to conserve power while crews repair equipment.

The request covers several neighborhoods in central Queens, including Corona, Elmhurst and Fresh Meadows, impacting about 85,000 people.

On Staten Island, the neighborhoods include West Brighton, Livingston and Port Richmond, affecting about 40,000 people.

Con Ed says it also reduced voltage to these areas by 5%.

The mayor also reminded people to check on their neighbors, particularly senior citizens.

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Cooling centers are open throughout the five boroughs.

Click here to find a cooling center or here to find a pool near you.

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