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The City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department has declared a Heat Advisory for Monday, August 27, and is urging all residents to take preventive actions during this hot weather to avoid heat-related illness, such as heatstroke.
The National Weather Service has indicated the heat index may rise to between 103°F and 109°F from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27, 2018.
The Health and Human Services Department recommends residents take the following actions to prevent heat-related illnesses:
Drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol, caffeine and high salt intake
Stay in cool, shaded areas while outdoors, and keep the blinds drawn or lights down indoors
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
Community members are also reminded to check on people at risk for heat-related illness, especially elderly individuals.
As part of the Heat Advisory, residents are encouraged to take advantage of cooling centers across the city during their operating hours today, August 27:
Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
North Branch Library, 2026 Central St.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch Library, 900 Chicago Ave.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.