SMITHTOWN SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER TO SERVE AS COOLING CENTER. POOL, BEACHES AND WATER PARKS EXTEND HOURS
The National Weather Service has declared a heat advisory for the area, in effect through Friday evening at 9 PM. Starting Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 through Friday, July 28th, 2023 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, the Smithtown Senior Center will operate as a cooling center. The Supervisor has made special arrangements through Public Safety with support staff from the Smithtown Senior Citizens Department to operate the Senior Citizens Center as a cooling center for residents.
Additionally, Smithtown beaches, the pool at Landing Country Club and Water Parks will extend hours until 7:00 pm through the Heat Advisory.
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 a hot and humid few days. We want to ensure the health and quality of life for everyone, especially our most vulnerable 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 come to, in the event they do not have air conditioning. Additionally, young children and families can take advantage of extra hours at the beach, pool and in our splash parks located all around town. A special thanks to our Public Safety Chief, Thomas J. Lohmann, our Senior Center Director, Doreen Perrino and the support staff from both departments for dropping everything to ensure the next few days are good ones, for all of our residents.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
Seniors can make arrangements ahead of time by contacting the Senior Citizens Department today or tomorrow at (631) 360-7616. Residents are asked to check on elderly neighbors and pass along this information.
WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE NWS FOR OUR AREA:
HEAT INDEX VALUES...Heat index values up to 102 expected.
INSTRUCTIONS: A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures. Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 911.
Public Safety: 631-360-7553: Public Safety operates Seven Days a Week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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Animals & Family Pets: DO NOT walk dogs on hot concrete or asphalt. Limit exercise to early morning or evening hours. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating. To report animals in distress, strays or other loose domestic or wild animals please call (631) 360-7575
Elderly Neighbors & Special Needs individuals: Please check on your neighbors with disabilities, special needs and senior citizens. Make sure they have an emergency phone, plenty of water, food and air conditioning. Ask if they have someone to call in the event of an emergency.