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Heat Advisory Information
The National Weather Service has indicated the heat index may exceed 100°F on Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18, 2015. Evonda Thomas-Smith, Director of the Evanston Health and Human Services Department, has declared a Heat Advisory and urges all residents to take preventive actions during this hot weather to avoid heat-related illness, such as heat-stroke.
As part of the Heat Advisory, residents are also encouraged to take advantage of cooling centers across the city.
Residents without air conditioning may visit the following public cooling centers in Evanston:
• Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St. Open Friday until 6:30 pm, Saturday, 9am-8pm
• Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. Open Friday until 8pm, Saturday, 8am-9pm
• Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Open Friday until 7pm, Saturday, 10am-7pm
• Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Open Friday until 9pm, Saturday, 9am-3pm
• Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. Open Friday until 8pm, Saturday, 6am-9pm
The Evanston Health Department recommends the following to prevent heat-related illnesses:
• Drink lots of water.
• Avoid alcohol, caffeine and high salt intake.
• Stay in a cool, shaded areas and keep the blinds drawn or lights down.
• Avoid excessive exposure to the sun.
• Use air conditioners or fans; avoid excessive exposure to heat in unventilated areas.
• Reduce physical activity.
• Take cool baths or showers, and use cool towels.
• Wear loose, light cotton clothing and a breathable hat.
• Eat light meals; avoid eating heavy meals and using the oven.
• Do not let anyone sit in a hot car, even for a few minutes.
REMEMBER TO CHECK ON PEOPLE AT RISK for heat-related illness, especially elderly individuals.
For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may call 3-1-1 while in Evanston.