Mangano Announces Cooling Center Openings In Nassau County

Temperatures Expected to Reach Mid 90’s

In an effort to help Nassau County residents cope with high temperatures and humidity, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that cooling centers will be open Thursday, June 21st, in collaboration with the Village of Rockville Centre, Village of Freeport, Town of Oyster Bay, Town of North Hempstead and the Salvation Army. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Nassau County, with temperatures expected to hit mid to high 90’s with a heat index between 100 to 104 Degrees.

“The combination of heat and humidity can become unbearable and dangerous for many of our residents, and the county is doing all it can to provide some relief,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage everyone to take precautions to stay as cool as possible.”

Rockville Centre Locations:

  • The Leonard S. Sandel Senior Center, 50 South Park Avenue, (516) 678-9350

(Open Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

  • The Anderson Recreation Center, 111 Oceanside Road (516) 678-9238

(Open Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Freeport Location:

  • Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd, Freeport, (516) 377-2314

(Open Thursday 6:15am-10pm)

Town of Oyster Bay Location:

  • William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 Carl Street, Hicksville (516) 797-7900

(Open Thursday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Town of North Hempstead Locations:

  • Manorhaven Beach Park, Manorhaven Boulevard, Manorhaven (516) 869-6311

(Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

  • Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Avenue & New Hyde Park Rd., New Hyde Park (516) 869-6311

(Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

  • Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave, New Hyde Park, (516) 869-6311

(Open Thursday 10a.m. – 8 p.m.)

  • Charles J. Fuschillo Park, Carle Road at Broadmoor Lane, Carle Place (516) 869-6311

(Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

Salvation Army:

  • Freeport Salvation Army, 66 Church Street, Freeport

(Open Thursday 9am – 4:30p.m.)

The Nassau County Department of Health also offers the following information for residents to protect themselves and others during 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.

Elderly people, 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.

Symptoms of heat-related illnesses may include: headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and low pulse rate. Other symptoms may include cold pale and clammy skin or hot, flushed dry skin.

For more information, please contact the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management at (516) 573-0636.