LIers find ways to cool down amid heat and humidity

With temperatures in the 90s for the third straight day, Long Island residents did anything they could think of to make the heat more bearable as many returned to work Monday. Road workers in Islip Terrace

News 12 Staff

Jun 10, 2008, 2:46 AM

Updated 5,886 days ago

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With temperatures in the 90s for the third straight day, Long Island residents did anything they could think of to make the heat more bearable as many returned to work Monday.
Road workers in Islip Terrace say they know the drill. Wearing light-colored clothing really helps, Frank Byrnes said. Tarell Youngs said he keeps a paper towel under his hardhat so he can easily mop his brow through the day.
Others turned to refreshing iced beverages or cold showers. Bob Boehme, of Hicksville, said he was looking forward to cooling off in the frozen food section of his local supermarket.
Thousands flocked to Jones Beach, where more lifeguards were put into place. Park officials said they also opened Robert Moses Field 2 weeks early due to demand.
Cooling centers are available options throughout the island, and many senior centers stayed open later into the evening.
Doctors at NUMC's emergency room said they treated several people for heat-related illnesses Sunday and Monday.
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