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Town of North Hempstead Offers Cooling Centers for Local Residents 7/17

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Town Announces the Reopening of Pools for the Summer

North Hempstead, NY - With a heatwave and high humidity predicted for our area, Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the North Hempstead Town Board announced the opening of cooling centers across the Town this week to help residents stay cool, avoiding heat exhaustion. These sites offer residents air conditioning, cold water, masks and hand sanitizer along with a place to sit and relax while they escape temperatures in the 90s.

The cooling centers will be open on Saturday, July 18 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Locations include:

The Town of North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center
141 Garden Street, Westbury

Clinton G. Martin Park
1601 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park

Port Washington Senior Center
80 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington

The following tips may help you stay cool and comfortable all summer long:

  • Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Wear clothing that is light-colored, lightweight, loose and absorbent. Cotton is a good choice.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables to replace nutrients.
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat when going outdoors.
  • Take cool baths and shower once or twice a day.
  • Limit caffeine and alcoholic drinks.
  • Check the daily heat index in the newspaper to alert you to risk of heat related illness.

For more information, please call 311.


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