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The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Cook County on Tuesday, June 21.
With temperatures of around 100°F expected, the City’s Health & Human Services Department is advising residents to take preventive actions to avoid heat-related illness, such as heatstroke, and to check on those most at risk, especially elderly individuals.
Community members are encouraged to take advantage of the following public cooling locations in Evanston:
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Robert Crown Community Center and Library, 1801 Main St.
4 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tips to Prevent Heat-related Illness
Residents are advised to 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 leave people or pets alone in a hot car, even for a few minutes
- Check on the elderly and those with disabilities
For more information, call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.
Submitted by City of Evanston