With temperatures nearing 90 degrees and high humidity Tuesday, Long Beach and the rest of Long Island is experiencing another heat wave.
Additionally, an air quality alert has been issued from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., forecasters said. This means the air quality could create harmful conditions for the elderly and those with breathing and/or heart conditions.
With cooling rain not expected until Wednesday afternoon, Supervisor Kate Murray announced that the Town of Hempstead will open 15 cooling centers and extending operating hours at seven beaches and eight pools.
Cooling centers are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Wednesday, July 18 (except where noted):
- Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 N. Grand Ave., Baldwin, 546-7110
- Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, 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, 794-2458 (open until 4:45 p.m.)
- Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Rd., Elmont, 354-4777
- Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl. Franklin Square, 328-3010
- Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Rd., Valley Stream, 872-8810
- Levittown Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown, 433-5454
- Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, 868-4777 (open until 4:45 p.m.)
- Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Ave., Oceanside, 766-8888
- Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Tpke., Roosevelt 867-1612
- Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury, 333-5440
- Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale 292-1313
- Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale 538-5050
- Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Rd., Wantagh 785-8505
Hours of operation will be extended at the following pools through Wednesday, July 18:
- Roosevelt Pool - Closing at 7 p.m.
- Forest City Park Pool - Closing at 8 p.m.
- Rath Pool (Franklin Sq. Park District) - Closing at 8 p.m.
- Walker Memorial Pool - Closing at 8 p.m.
- Azaela Road Pool- Closing at 8 p.m.
- Hewlett Pool – Closing at 8 p.m.
- Slate Lane Pool- Closing at 8 p.m.
- Town Park at Sands – Closing at 7 p.m.
Lifeguards will be on duty for an extra hour (until 7 p.m.) at the following beaches through Wednesday, July 18:
- Town Park Point Lookout
- Lido Beach Town Park
- Lido West Town Park
- Town Park at Sands
- Hewlett Point Park
- East Atlantic Beach
- Atlantic Beach Estates