Clarkstown Opens Cooling Centers
(July 16, 2008) In
conjunction with the Clarkstown Police Department’s Emergency Management
Coordinator, Supervisor Alex Gromack has announced that the Town of Clarkstown
has opened cooling centers for residents to go and cool down in the extremely
hot weather. The following cooling
centers will be open Thursday, July 17th and Friday, July 18th.
Central Nyack Community Center, 58
Waldron Avenue 8am – 10pm
Congers Community Center, 6
Gilchrest Road 8am –
Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Road 8am
Palisades Center Mall, Adler
Community Room (4th floor) 10am
The following are tips from the Rockland County Office of
Fire and Emergency Services on staying cool during any heat warning:
Strenuous activities should be reduced or eliminated.
Dress for summer.
Put less fuel on your inner fires. Foods (like Proteins) that increase metabolic
heat production also increase water loss.
Drink plenty of water or other non-alcohol
Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a
physician. Persons on salt restrictive should consult a physician before
increasing their salt intake.
Spend more time in air-conditioned places.
Do not get too much sun.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
the cooling centers may be extended if the need arises. For more information please call the
Supervisor’s office at 845-639-2050.