UPDATE: Southampton Town Opens Cooling Centers After National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory


UPDATE: 5 p.m.

The Long Island Power Authority has several crews on the East End of Long Island after several power outages were reported in East Hampton and Montauk.

According to Elizabeth Fleger, there are extra crews on hand and any outages should be restored soon. According to the LIPA website, Montauk has 88 reported outages and East Hampton has 5.

Ms. Fleger urged any residents who lose power to report the outage to LIPA. She added that more information can be found at LIPA.org.

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m.

Southampton Town has opened three public buildings and cooling centers for town resident who need to escape from this week’s high temperatures.

According to Deputy Town Supervisory Frank Zappone, the Hampton Bays Community Center, in the King Kullen shopping center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue, the David W. Crohan Community Center on Flanders Road in Flanders and the Bridgehampton Community Center on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day this week. All centers will have supplies of bottled water and are air-conditioned.

Original Story:

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a heat advisory for eastern Long Island and coastal Connecticut for Monday afternoon into Monday evening, citing predictions of hot and humid weather all week.

The advisory was issued at about 12:45 p.m. Monday afternoon and will remain in effect until about 8 p.m.

Due to temperatures in the lower 90s and dewpoints around 70, the heat index is expected to make it feel like 100 degrees outside, the warning stated, with the highest heat index values occurring during the late afternoon and early evening hours.

People outside without precautions could suffer from fatigue, sunstroke, muscle cramps and heat exhaustion.

A heat advisory is issued if the heat index values reach 100 to 104 degrees.

The weather service advised people to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

To reduce risk while working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location, and 911 should be called.

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