As temperatures are expected to hit triple digits Thursday, cooling stations will be open around Nassau County for residents looking to beat the heat.
In North Hempstead cooling stations will be located at and at , both in the Village of New Hyde Park.
The expected hours of operation of the two cooling stations are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Additional cooling stations will also be open in Rockville Centre at the and the and in the Town of Oyster Bay at the Hicksville Community Center
The Nassau County Health Department is also offering the following tips to protect residents and their families against 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.
Senior citizens, 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.
For symptoms of heat-related illnesses and tips please click .