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Posted on: July 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Prepare for Dangerous Heat

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Hot Weather: Cooling Sites    

High temperatures and humidity can pose a health and safety threat.
To request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering from the heat call 9-1-1.

Cooling Site

A Cooling Site is an air-conditioned facility where residents can go to find relief from extreme heat.
The following is a list of cooling centers in Elmhurst:

Elmhurst Police Department
125 E. First St.
Non-Emergency number: (630) 530-3050 Open 24 hours/7 days a week

Elmhurst Public Library
125 S. Prospect Ave.
(630) 279-8696
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Elmhurst City Hall
209 N. York St.
(630) 530-3000
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday: closed

Click here to view a list of Dupage County Cooling Sites

Hot Weather Tips:

  • Drink lots of water and natural juices; avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and sodas.
  • Avoid going outside in extreme heat.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.
  • Keep electric lights off or turned down.
  • Minimize use of your oven and stove.
  • Wear loose, light, cotton clothing.
  • Take cool baths and showers.
  • Don’t leave anyone (including pets) in a parked car, even for a few minutes.
  • Know the symptoms of heat illness
  • Check on the elderly, sick & those without air condition

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