Heat wave across state, LI enters 4th day

Just one more day. The scorching temperatures that have smothered the New York Citymetro area are expected to break on Wednesday, but people had toget through Tuesday first. For the fourth day, the metro

News 12 Staff

Jun 11, 2008, 3:32 AM

Updated 5,886 days ago

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Just one more day. The scorching temperatures that have smothered the New York Citymetro area are expected to break on Wednesday, but people had toget through Tuesday first. For the fourth day, the metro area faced scorchingtemperatures well into the 90s.
Over at the Selden firehouse, firefighters set up a huge sprinkler for people to come and cool down. Firefighters recommend coming down with children and pets to chill out and keep cool. Weather-related outages affected homes and businessin the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester County.
The temperature hit a record 99 at La Guardia Airport on Monday.Central Park was 96, one degree shy of the record for June 9, setin 1933. New York City offered 300 cooling centers; Putnam, Westchesterand Rockland counties, to the north, had them as well. City Officeof Emergency Management spokesman Chris Gilbride said that onSaturday and Sunday, 3,500 people visited the centers. Librariesand shopping malls also were recommended for relief.Cooling Centers:Twelve Hempstead Senior Centers will open early Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m.In Brookhaven, the Wyandanch Senior Center will be open until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.If you live in Selden, the Fire Department Headquarters is open from noon to 5 p.m. In Hempstead, the town supervisor says if the heat doesn't break, senior centers will have late hours on Wednesday.News 12 Long Island Weather Center


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