Montgomery Offers Cooling Centers To Help Beat The Heat

Tomorrow, the forecast calls for temperatures to hit 97 degrees.

The wants to remind residents that during a heat wave, the , 10 Civic Center Avenue, is available 24 hours a day as a cooling center.

The , 200 N. River Street, is also available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but will be closed Wednesday in observance of Independence Day. The police station remains open.

Kane County also operates various cooling centers.

According to the National Weather Service, the heat index is expected to exceed 100 degrees this week.  Residents are urged to take advantage of these cooling centers during times of extreme heat.

Tips on Staying Cool
   •    Drink plenty of water or juice
   •    Avoid alcohol and caffeine
   •    Wipe skin with cool water as needed
   •    Reduce outside activities
   •    Wear light-weight and light-colored clothing
   •    Stay inside during the hottest time of day (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
   •    Seek relief from the heat in air-conditioned locations
   •    Check on older, sick or frail people in your community who may need help responding to the heat

Any resident experiencing the signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke should call 911.

Watch out for signs of heat exhaustion, which can lead to heat stroke:
   •    Confusion
   •    Nausea
   •    Light-headedness
   •    Muscle cramps
   •    Cool and clammy skin
   •    Symptoms of heat stroke include:
   •    Confusion
   •    Hallucinations
   •    Slurred speech
   •    Hot, dry, flushed skin
   •    Rapid or slowed heart beat
   •    Seek medical help immediately if any of the above symptoms occur.


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