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Mangano Announces Cooling Centers Open in Nassau County

 

In an effort to help Nassau County residents cope with extremely high temperatures and humidity, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that two cooling centers will be open today, Tuesday, July 6. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Long Island, with temperatures expected to hit 100 degrees.

“The combination of heat and humidity can become unbearable and dangerous for many of our residents, and the county is doing all it can to provide some relief,” said County Executive Mangano. “In addition to the cooling centers, four of the county’s outdoor pools will stay open today for an extra hour. I encourage everyone to take precautions to stay as cool as possible.”

Cooling centers will be open today from 9:00AM – 9:00PM at:

North Massapequa Community Center

214 N. Albany Ave

North Massapequa

 

Sandell Senior Center

50 South Park Avenue

Rockville Centre

The Nassau County Department of Health also offers the following information for residents to protect themselves and others during high temperatures:

  • Check on relatives and friends, especially the elderly.
  • Increase time spent in an air-conditioned environment.
  • Increase non-alcoholic fluid intake.
  • Take cool baths.
  • Individuals especially at risk, such as the elderly or those with chronic illnesses should refrain from physical activity, avoid being alone, keep their sleeping area well ventilated, and avoid falling asleep in a hot room.
  • Eat light, but nutritious foods.
  • Avoid the sun at the hottest times of the day.
  • Wear a hat and light, loose-fitting clothing.

Elderly people, infants, and many individuals with chronic medical conditions are at high risk for heat-related problems and should be very cautious about exposure.

If any person experiences heat stroke or exhaustion, get medical help immediately.

Symptoms of heat-related illnesses may include: headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and low pulse rate. Other symptoms may include cold pale and clammy skin or hot, flushed dry skin.

For more information, please contact the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management at (516) 573-0636.