Young and old most at risk during heat wave

Long Island residents are being told to keep an eye on the young and the old in the blistering heat this week.

Susanne Schmidt, program coordinator for the Hempstead chapter of Meals on Wheels, says aside from delivering meals, she is also checking to make sure clients are keeping themselves cool.

Cooling centers have been opened in North Massapequa, Rockville Centre and Brentwood so residents without air conditioners or those looking to get out of the sun can find refreshment.

While children may not look bothered by the 90-plus degree temperatures, health officials say young children are also susceptible to heat problems.

News 12 Long Island Weather Center

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