Town Announces Cooling Station At Tully Park
For Immediate Release - Contact: David Chauvin - July 26, 2005 (516) 869-7794
New Hyde Park, NY – Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Robert Troiano want to announce that due to the extreme heat that Tully Park, located at 1801 Evergreen Avenue in New Hyde Park, will be open for residents to use as a place to cool off in the summer heat. It is important for residents who may lose power to realize that temperatures can rise quickly within the home and that staying cool is important for their health. Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) does not anticipate any power outages but with everyone using so much power to cool their homes, there is always the possibility.
“It is great that we have a wonderful park for residents to go to stay cool in this extreme heat,” said Supervisor Jon Kaiman. “It is very important for residents to keep cool and the pool at Tully Park will surely do the trick.”
Tips for staying cool in the summer months from the American Red Cross:
- Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or to use an umbrella.
- Drink water. Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body.
- Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat.
- Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
“Take regular breaks when engaged in physical activity on warm days. Take time out to find a cool place,” said Councilman Troiano. “The best time to consume fluids is before you are thirsty because by the time you are thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.”
For more information on the cooling station at Senator Michael J. Tully Jr. Park please call (516) 327-3110.