WEST ISLIP - Long Islanders looking to beat the heat were in for a sweltering challenge today, with record-breaking temperatures reported on Long Island.Residents flocked to beaches, cooling centers and public pools across the Island.
In Nassau County, cooling centers are open in Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Freeport, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay. In Suffolk County, cooling center locations include Selden and Riverhead through tomorrow. In the Town of Islip, centers will be open in West Islip, Central Islip and Brentwood. Extended hours were in place today at some of Long Island's public pools.An ozone warning is in effect until 11 p.m. tonight. Health officials are warning people with respiratory problems to avoid strenuous activity outdoors, and are also urging people to avoid contributing to ozone problems by carpooling or using mass transit whenever possible.
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