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How East Coasters Kept Cool This Weekend

Turning urban infrastructure into de facto cooling equipment.

Reuters

Record-breaking heat and massive storms have left millions along the East Coast without power (and as many as 18 dead). This weekend, thousands turned fountains, hoses and fans into de facto cooling equipment. Below, some photos from the weekend:

People play in the fountain at Washington Square Park. Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters



A man stands in the fountain at Washington Square Park. Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters



A man stands in the fountain at Washington Square Park. Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters


Eleven-year-old Carrie Herlong of Edgewood, South Carolina, cools off with a fan as she sits in 100 plus degree heat while attending the Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals game at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Tami Chappell/Reuters



K.J. Carson cools off from the high temperatures in the Olympic Legacy Foundation in Salt Lake City. Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred/Reuters

Postcard is our daily look at compelling photos from cities around the world. Have an idea for a future Postcard? Email aerickson@theatlantic.com.

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.