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Extreme heat kills more than 600 Americans a year — here are the best ways to stay cool

From the Midwest to the East Coast, America will be scorched by a heat wave this weekend that is expected to make temperatures feel like they’re above 100 degrees.

Cities across the country, including New York City and Chicago, Ill., are setting up cooling centers, extending hours for public pools and arranging ways to set up “wellness checks” on the elderly, who are especially vulnerable in the heat.

Lyft LYFT, +2.20% is offering free and discounted rides to cooling centers in cities and metropolitan areas stretching from Wisconsin to Massachusetts. The American Red Cross is offering a free First Aid App giving tips on how to spot and care for heat illness.

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