With 90-degree temperatures expected Wednesday and Thursday, the Town of Hempstead is opening 15 cooling centers and extending hours at six swimming pools for those days, according to a news release.
The warmer temperatures pose "significant health risks for residents who do not have air conditioning or a cool place to stay," said Kate Murray, supervisor, in the release.
The hours and center openings may be extended beyond Thursday if the weather warrants it, a spokesman said.
Unless otherwise noted, these cooling centers are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Rd., Valley Stream, (516) 872-8810
Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury, (516) 333-5440
Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale (516) 538-5050
The following pools will close at the times indicated:
Roosevelt Pool - 7 p.m.
Forest City Park Pool - 8 p.m.
Rath Pool (Franklin Sq. Park District) - 8 p.m.
Walker Memorial Pool - 8 p.m.
Azaela Road Pool- 8 p.m.
Hewlett Pool - 8 p.m.
Blue Grass Lane Pool- 8 p.m.
Slate Lane Pool- 8 p.m.