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Hempstead Town to open cooling centers

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.:

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 Avenue, Cedarhurst, (516) 295-1177 (open until 4:30 p.m.)

East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front Street, East Meadow, (516) 794-2458 (open until 4:45 p.m.)

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 (open until 4:45 p.m.)

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 Drive, 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 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.

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