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Places to Stay Cool in Port Washington

Where to head for the air-conditioning or a swim in town.

To help escape the high temperatures, try these local cooling sites in Port Washington.

 These cooling sites include:

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  • Supermarkets, including ,, and 

The Nassau County Department of Health also offers the following information for residents to protect themselves and others during high temperatures:

  • Check on relatives and friends, especially the elderly.
  • Increase time spent in an air-conditioned environment.
  • Increase non-alcoholic fluid intake.
  • Take cool baths.
  • Individuals especially at risk, such as the elderly or those with chronic illnesses should refrain from physical activity, avoid being alone, keep their sleeping area well ventilated, and avoid falling asleep in a hot room.
  • Eat light, but nutritious foods.
  • Avoid the sun at the hottest times of the day.
  • Wear a hat and light, loose-fitting clothing.

Elderly people, infants, and many individuals with chronic medical conditions are at high risk for heat-related problems and should be very cautious about exposure.

If any person experiences heat stroke or exhaustion, get medical help immediately.

Symptoms of heat-related illnesses may include: headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and low pulse rate. Other symptoms may include cold pale and clammy skin or hot, flushed dry skin.

For more information, please contact the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management at(516) 573-0636

Ben June 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM
@ editor - it is impossible to swim at the new Jon Kaimen Manorhaven Pool you can only wade in the pool it is just 3 feet deep built for a good wade and NOT for a swim.
George Mulligan June 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM
When I walk through the cold aisles of a supermarkets frozen food section, I'm reminded of an episode of Married With Children. Al Bundy set up his chair and furniture in the aisle to cool off for the day. I doubt local merchants would appreciate us camping out in their store to beat the heat. But they do offer a few minutes of relief.
Adina Genn (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Thanks George...stay cool today!
Donna Bridgette June 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Agree with Ben, but lets not over look all the other problems with this facility, this is the first summer in almost 35 years that my friends and I are not going to utilize the pool. There is not enough shade, there are no provision for seniors and adults without families, the plastic decking is so hot on a regular day that it burns your feet, the lap lanes are too shallow and a hazord when navigating around the kids that the lifeguards dont control, the lounge saving policy is not working as the lounges saved for the kids who are almost never utilized as the water is so warm that the kids are in the pool most of the day, the food is disgusting, need I say more ? How many millions did this glorified kitty pool cost all of us? I dont think you want to know, so sad !
Ben June 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM
@ Donna Bridgette, and the indoor pool in New Hyde park on Denton Ave Tully Pool that is a disaster also 3 feet of water, slide, etc. for kiddies. There are 3 lanes that are 6 feet deep for circle swimming - the former facility was great I was a member for over 20 years would spend money on the costly Early Bird swim ,etc. now that money is spent at Hofstra U Swim Center and Chrsitopher Morley Pool and not in the Town of North Hempstead.
Jennifer Scotto-Robinson June 21, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Whenever I go to Stop n Shop on Friday nights, I call it "Happy Hour." Maybe we can start a trend of camping out in frozen foods....only if they serve wine! Ha! Truthfully, my family and I love Manorhaven pool as there are great areas for the kids to swim, and a nice 4+ foot area for us big kids. Fun fun!

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