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Hempstead Town Opens Cooling Centers, Helping Neighbors Cope with Heat

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It’s hot out there, and Hempstead Town is responding to keep neighbors cool and healthy during the most recent heat wave. In specific, Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito have announced that America’s largest township is opening 15 cooling centers across the town between Monday, July 18th and Friday, July 22nd. The hours of operation cover the hottest periods of the day, 9 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.

“Heat and humidity can present health risks, especially for mature residents and people who have certain health conditions,” stated Santino. “By visiting one of our cooling centers, neighbors can cope with the heat and enjoy the company of neighbors.”

Cooling centers are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., commencing Monday, July 18ththrough Friday, July 22nd:

“Our cooling centers provide a cool place to stay during the day,” mentioned D’Esposito. “What’s more, visitors can enjoy a cool drink and participate in activities that are offered at the various centers.”

Santino also offered residents important tips on how to stay cool and be safe during the scorching heat.

“Taking steps to protect yourself from the dangers of high temperatures is important,” concluded Santino. “I invite residents to take advantage of the town’s cooling centers during this heat wave.”

Note: Residents who experience electrical outages during this heat wave should contact PSEG (text “out” to PSEGLI [773454], call 800-490-0075
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