Mangano: Cooling Centers Open This Week

In an effort to help Nassau County residents cope with high temperatures and humidity, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that cooling centers will be open this week with the assistance of our ...

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Nassau County, NY - August 17, 2015 - In an effort to help Nassau County residents cope with high temperatures and humidity, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that cooling centers will be open this week with the assistance of our partners in government.

“The combination of heat and humidity can become unbearable and dangerous for many of our residents,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage residents to take precautions and visit one of our many cooling centers if they need relief from the heat."

Town of Oyster Bay
North Massapequa Community Center
214 N. Albany Ave 9am-3:30pm 516-799-1840

Village of Rockville Centre
Sandel Senior Center
50 South Park Ave 9:30-4:30pm 516-678-9350

Five Towns
Five Towns Community Center
270 Lawrence Ave, Lawrence 8am-9pm 516-239-6244

Salvation Army
Salvation Army
65 Atlantic Ave, Hempstead 9am-4:30pm 516-485-4900

Salvation Army
66 Church St, Freeport 8:30am-4pm 516-378-4557

Long Beach
Long Beach Public Library
111 W Park Avenue, Long Beach 516 432-7201

Town of North Hempstead
Yes We Can Center
141 Garden Street, Westbury NY 8am-9pm Daily 516 869-6311

Town of Hempstead Cooling Centers are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:45 (except where noted):
Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 N. Grand Ave., Baldwin, (516) 546-7110
Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, (516) 221-9696
Cedarhurst Senior Center, 200 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst, (516) 295-1177 (open until 4:30 p.m.)
East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front St., East Meadow, (516) 794-2458
Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Rd., Elmont, (516) 354-4777
Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl., Franklin Square, (516) 328-3010
Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Rd., Valley Stream, (516) 872-8810
Levittown Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown, (516) 433-5454
Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, (516) 868-4777
Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Ave., Oceanside, (516) 766-8888
Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Tpke., Roosevelt, (516) 867-1612
Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Dr., Westbury, (516) 333-5440
Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale, (516) 292-1313
Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale, (516) 538-5050
Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Rd., Wantagh, (516) 785-8505

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.
  • Drink fluids – especially water. Avoid beverages that contain alcohol.
  • 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.

Also as a reminder do not leave children or pets in cars. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20° F within the first 10 minutes. Children and pets who are left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke, and possibly death. When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children or pets who have fallen asleep in the car.

For more information, please contact the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management at (516) 573-9600.