In preparation for this weekend’s extreme heat, the Suffolk County emergency management team and Countydepartments are making necessary preparations.
The Suffolk County Parks Department is extending lifeguard hours at all County beaches until 7:00 PM from Friday through Sunday. The Suffolk County library system will be used as cooling locations.
For a list of library locations and hours of operation, click here.
Our Suffolk County Community College Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead campuses will have cooling centers open to the public between the hours of 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday. In Selden, head to the Babylon Student Center Cafeteria on the Ammerman Campus. In Brentwood, head to the Captree Building Cafeteria on the Michael J Grant Campus. In Riverhead, head to the Peconic Building Cafeteria on the Eastern Campus.
In addition, a number of local towns will be opening cooling centers and extending beach and pool hours. Residents are advised to call their local town or village for more information on local centers and extended hours.
To reach the Town of Babylon, call 631-422-7600 or visit http://www.townofbabylon.com/
To reach the Town of Brookhaven, call 631-451-8696 or visit http://www.brookhaven.org/
To reach the Town of Huntington, call 631-351-3000 or visit http://www.huntingtonny.gov/
To reach the Town of Islip, call 631-224-5300 or visit https://www.townofislip-ny.gov/
To reach the Town of Smithtown, call 631-360-7553 or visit http://www.smithtowninfo.com/
To reach the Town of Riverhead, call 631-727-4500 or visit https://www.townofriverheadny.gov/
To reach the Town of Shelter Island, call 631-749-0600 or visit http://www.shelterislandtown.us/
To reach the Town of Southampton, call 631-283-6000 or visit http://www.southamptontownny.gov/
To reach the Town of Southold, call 631-765-2600 or visit http://southoldtown.northfork.net/
To reach the Town of Easthampton, call 631-324-4141 or visit https://www.ehamptonny.gov/
Governor Cuomo has directed the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to offer
extended hours at state swimming facilities during the heat wave. The extended hours will begin Friday and continue through Sunday at the following State Parks
- Jones Beach
- Sunken Meadow
- Robert Moses
- Orient Beach
- Hither Hills
- Montauk Downs
The New York State Department of Health has also created an online list of cooling centers where people can cool down on days of extreme temperatures. A list of addresses and phone numbers for cooling centers shared by local health departments and emergency management offices in each region is available here.
To report and receive status updates on a power outage, text OUT to PSEGLI (773454), or to report an outage online visit www.psegliny.com. To report an outage or downed wire, call PSEG Long Island’s 24 hour Electric Service number: 800-490-0075. Residents are encouraged to:
- Run major appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, and pool pumps in the morning or late evening to avoid peak demand hours of 2 to 8 p.m.
- Put air conditioners on timers and don't let them run when not at home.
- Set air conditioners at 78 degrees or higher if health allows
- Use fans to circulate cool air, which helps cut air conditioner use
- Make sure you have replaced filters and that A/C coils are clean
- Set refrigerators and freezers at most efficient temperatures