STEVE ROSSIN PHOTO | Erin Walsh from Schmitt Family Farms tries to keep cool by staying in shade while spraying vegetables.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s today as part of the heat wave that has hit Long Island this week.
The National Weather Service said the warm weather is here to stay until Saturday when a low pressure system is expected to move in and bring cooler temperatures.
Long Island Power Authority is reporting fewer than five outages right now in Riverhead and is expecting power to be restored to affected customers by 2 p.m. There are about 60 reported outages altogether on Long Island as of Tuesday morning.
Town of Southold Supervisor Scott Russell has urged residents to use designated cooling centers to avoid the high heat and humidity. The Human Resource Center located at 750 Pacific Avenue has will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and local libraries are offering services as well.
As a result of the hot weather this week, the Town of Riverhead has decided to keep local beaches open until 7 p.m. through Friday.
With temperatures Saturday expected to soar into the 90s, Southold Town will open two cooling centers for anyone looking to escape the heat and humidity.
Both centers, at the town Human Resources Center on Pacific Street in Mattituck and the town Recreation Center on Peconic Lane in Peconic, will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For additional information, contact either the Human Resources Center at 298-4460 or the office of Supervisor Scott Russell at 765-1889.
Anyone looking for respite from the high heat and humidity can cool off at either of two cooling centers opened by the town.
They’re located at the Town Human Resource Center at 750 Pacific Street in Mattituck and at the Town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic.
For information including the hours the centers will be open call the Human Resource Center at 298-4460 or the supervisor’s office at 765-1889.