Summer scorcher continues on Long Island

Residents hit the beach today armed with hats and umbrellas in an effort to keep cool.

Residents hit the beach today armed with hats and umbrellas in an effort to keep cool. (7/16/13)

WANTAGH - Long Islanders are struggling to beat the heat this week with temperatures in the 90s.

LIPA officials say they've hit a peak usage of 5,552 megawatts, the sixth all-time highest load achieved by the utility. They expect that number to rise as the next few days show no signs of relief.

Residents hit the beach today armed with hats and umbrellas in an effort to keep cool.

State parks and beaches stayed open late to help residents ride out the heat wave.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the 90s through the week.

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Pools and Cooling Centers on LI

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is extending the closing times of pools at Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park, Nickerson Beach, North Woodmere and Wantagh Park. They will be open until 8 p.m. through July 17

Town of North Hempstead Cooling Centers:
• Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury
• Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park
both of which will be open through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Port Washington Public Library, which will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Roslyn Community Center, which will be open Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Glen Cove Senior Center designated as Cooling Center
130 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday, July 15th thru Friday, July 19th

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