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Cooling centers in Nassau will remain open through weekend

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced Friday that cooling centers will remain open to the public through the weekend.

“The combination of heat and humidity can become unbearable and dangerous for many of our residents,” he said in a news release. “I encourage residents to take precautions and visit one of our many cooling centers and pools if they need relief from the heat.”

The following cooling centers are offered by the County and the Town of Oyster Bay, daily, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

  • Mitchel Field Administration Center, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, 516-572-0400.
  • Bethpage Ice Center, 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, 516-433-7465.
  • Marjorie Post Rink, 451 Unqua Rd., Massapequa, 516-797-7991.
  • Syosset-Woodbury Ice Rink, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-677-5990.
  • The Village of Rockville Centre, 50 South Park Ave., from 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., 516-678-9350.
  • Sandel Senior Center, 50 South Park Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-678-9350.

The Nassau County Health Department also offers the following information:

Check on relatives and friends, especially the elderly; increase time spent in an air-conditioned environment; drink fluids, especially water, avoiding alcoholic beverages; take cool baths; avoid falling asleep in a hot room; eat light but nutritious food; avoid sun at the hottest part of the day – usually between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and wear a hat and light, loosefitting clothing.

Do not leave children or pets in cars. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up very quickly.

For more information, contact 516-573-9600.

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