Town of Hempstead opens 15 cooling centers to combat heat

The Town of Hempstead announced today that 15 cooling centers are being opened in an effort to deal with the increasing temperature. Town Supervisor Kate

The 15 cooling centers will be open to anyone from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Wednesday.

The 15 cooling centers will be open to anyone from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Wednesday. (6/24/13)

EAST MEADOW - The Town of Hempstead announced today that 15 cooling centers are being opened in an effort to deal with the increasing temperature.

Town Supervisor Kate Murray says the extreme heat can pose health risks, especially to elderly citizens and children.

The cooling centers will be open to anyone from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Wednesday.

The town says it will also be keeping eight pools and seven town beaches open longer until Wednesday.

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