The National Weather Service, has declared an excessive heat watch for the area, in effect through Sunday evening. On Friday, July 19th the Smithtown Senior Center will operate as a cooling station until 5PM. The Supervisor has made special arrangements through Public Safety with support staff from the Smithtown Senior Citizens Department and Senior Transportation to operate the Senior Citizens Center as a cooling center, for seniors without air conditioning over the weekend.
All residents are advised to take extra precautions for themselves, elderly family members, children and pets for the duration of the heat watch.
“It’s going to be dangerously hot over the weekend. We want to ensure the health and quality of life for our elderly residents… It is with this in mind, that our Public Safety Department has made special arrangements to make sure our seniors have a cool place to enjoy the weekend.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
Seniors can make arrangements ahead of time by contacting the Senior Citizens Department today or tomorrow at (631) 360-7616. After 5PM on Friday evening, arrangements to use the senior center should be made so by calling Public Safety at 631-360-7553. If a senior citizen does not have transportation, Public Safety will make travel arrangements at the time of the call. Residents are asked to check on elderly neighbors and pass along this information ahead of the weekend.
WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR OUR AREA:
HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 108 due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dew points in the mid 70s. TIMING...12 pm Saturday through 10 pm.
Public Safety: 631-360-7553: Public Safety operates Seven Days a Week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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