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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York, New York - July 16, 20131. Mid of sun shining over building2. Wide of people walking3. Mid of children playing in water4. SOUNDBITE (English) Bobby Bernard, New York City resident (Transcript Below)5. Wide of people in pool 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Faulden, New York City resident (Transcript Below)7. Mid of people walking down the street 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Yves Duroseau, chairman of emergency services at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY (Transcript Below)Washington, DC - July 16, 20139. Wide of Capitol, zooms with people walking 10. SOUNDBITE (English) No names given, Tourists from Turkey (Transcript Below)11. Mid of people walking in front of Washington MonumentOxon Hill, Maryland - July 16, 201312. Mid of workers with piece of pipe13. Mid of piece of pipe near equipmentLaurel, Maryland - July 16, 201314. SOUNDBITE (English) I.J. Hudson, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commision (Transcript Below)Washington, DC - July 15, 201315. Mid of people walking on National Mall16. Mid of group of girls walkingVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:EXTREME HEAT IS BAKING THE NORTHEAST.A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY UNTIL WEDNESDAY -- LEAVING THOSE IN THE BIG APPLE LOOKING FOR WAYs TO BEAT THE HEAT.SOUNDBITE (English) Bobby Bernard, New York City"It's just a very hot day and I'm going to cool off in the pool. That's pretty much where I'm at." OTHERS taking the hot weather in stride.SOUNDBITE (English) Courtney Faulden, New York City"I feel like we kinda exaggerate a lot of times, we call everything superstorms now and all stuff like that so we go overboard a little bit. It's a couple of days, a string of heat. It's summertime."STILL WHEN THINGS HEAT UP LIKE THIS -- health Officials say PEOPLE NEED TO STAY HYDRATED.SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Yves Duroseau, chairman of emergency services at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY:"remain vigilant about how many fluids you're taking in, normally you're supposed to take about three to four liters a day. You may need to increase that."AN IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR TOURISTS IN THE NATION'S CAPITOL -- WHERE TEMPERATURES HIT THE MID 90'S TUESDAY.SOUNDBITE (English) No names given/Tourists from Turkey:"we are drinking water, we are eating ice cream, we think about going to the mall, because malls are really cold."OF COURSE -- THEY DON'T MEAN THE NATIONAL MALL -- WHERE WATER BOTTLES WERE A MUST BY THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT. BUT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS IN THE D-C SUBURBS WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR SEVERAL DAYS DUE TO PIPE LINE REPAIRS. SOUNDBITE (English) I.J. Hudson, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commision:"you can call it bad timing. It's not because of the heat. This pipe was put into the ground in the mid-60's."THE HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS ALSO HITTING THE MIDWEST DUE TO A SUB-TROPICAL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE.SIGOUT - Bob McCall/Associated Press--------------------------------------------------------------------