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Fourth Heat Wave Begins Monday

Forecast calls for 90-degree temperatures until Thursday.

New York is getting another heat wave, its fourth of the summer, starting today.

Temperatures will hit a high of 92 degrees in Malverne, Lynbrook and West Hempstead Monday, according to The National Weather Service. As of 9 a.m. the heat index was already 83 degrees.

Tuesday will be another sunny, 92-degree day. Wednesday the temperature will start to drop, but still reach a high of 90 degrees and then 86 on Thursday.

And with rain not expected until Wednesday afternoon, Supervisor Kate Murray announced that the Town of Hempstead will open 15 cooling centers and extending operating hours at seven beaches and eight pools.

Cooling centers are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Wednesday, July 18(except where noted):

  • Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 N. Grand Ave., Baldwin, 546-7110
  • Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, 221-9696
  • Cedarhurst Senior Center, 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst, (516) 295-1177 (open until 4:30 p.m.)
  • East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front Street, East Meadow, 794-2458 (open until 4:45 p.m.)
  • Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Rd., Elmont, 354-4777
  • Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl. Franklin Square, 328-3010
  • Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Rd., Valley Stream, 872-8810
  • Levittown Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown, 433-5454
  • Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, 868-4777 (open until 4:45 p.m.)
  • Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Ave., Oceanside, 766-8888
  • Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Tpke., Roosevelt 867-1612
  • Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury, 333-5440
  • Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale 292-1313
  • Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale 538-5050
  • Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Rd., Wantagh  785-8505

Hours of operation will be extended at the following pools  on Monday, July 16, Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18:

  • Roosevelt Pool - Closing at 7 p.m.
  • Forest City Park Pool - Closing at 8 p.m.
  • Rath Pool (Franklin Sq. Park District) - Closing at 8 p.m.
  • Walker Memorial Pool - Closing at 8 p.m.
  • Azaela Road Pool- Closing at 8 p.m.
  • Hewlett Pool – Closing at 8 p.m.
  • Slate Lane Pool- Closing at 8 p.m.
  • Town Park at Sands – Closing at 7 p.m.

Lifeguards will be on duty for an extra hour (until 7 p.m.) at the following beaches on Monday, July 16, Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18:

  • Town Park Point Lookout
  • Lido Beach Town Park
  • Lido West Town Park
  • Town Park at Sands
  • Hewlett Point Park
  • East Atlantic Beach
  • Atlantic Beach Estates

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