The City of Evanston’s Health Department has extended the current heat advisory through 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012. The National Weather Service forecast indicates that the break in the oppressive heat is not expected until Saturday afternoon.
With record high temperatures and high heat indices, the Evanston Health Department urges all residents to continue to take preventive actions to avoid heat-related illness, such as heat stroke.
Those without air conditioning may visit the following public buildings on Friday, July 6 to cool down:
• Chandler-Newberger Community Center at 1028 Central St. open until 7:00 p.m.
• Ecology Center at 2024 McCormick Blvd. open until 5:00 p.m.
• Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center at 1655 Foster St. open until 9:00 p.m.
• Levy Senior Center at 300 Dodge Ave. open until 9:00 p.m.
• Robert Crown Community Center at 1701 Main St. open until midnight.
Community Center hours on Saturday, July 7 are:
• Chandler-Newberger Community Center open from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
• Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
• Levy Senior Center open from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
• Robert Crown Community Center open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:
• Infants and young children;
• People aged 65 or older;
• People who have a mental illness; and
• Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure.