Preparing for extreme heat

July 17, 2019 02:42 PM

Outdoor temperatures are expected to reach dangerous levels Thursday - Saturday and predicted to climb into the 90’s and beyond. 

With excessive high temperatures forecasted for the next few days, the City of Park Ridge wants to make sure that all residents are prepared.  Follow these tips to promote your personal health and safety during extreme outdoor heat:

-Avoid any unnecessary travel and activities and limit your time outside.

-It is important to stay cool to maintain a safe body temperature. Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death.

-If a home is not air-conditioned, people can reduce their risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air-conditioned.

-If you do not have air conditioning or lose power to your home and need to get to a cool location, you are welcome to go to the following locations:

Park Ridge Public Library     20 S. Prospect Avenue

 9 am - 9 pm Mon. - Thurs| 9 am - 6 pm Friday and Saturday | Noon - 5 pm on Sunday

Centennial Activity Center     100 S. Western Avenue

8:30 am - 5 pm Mon. - Fri | 12:30 pm - 5 pm Saturday & Sunday

You can also find relief by attending a movie at a theater or by visiting an indoor shopping mall. 

-Additionally, this extreme heat can take its toll on young children, elderly adults and those with health problems. Please check on your elderly neighbors, monitor those at risk, and if there is a heat-related emergency, call 9-1-1.

-For all other issues and concerns, the Park Ridge Police Department, located at 200 S. Vine, is open 24/7. You can call the Police Department at 847-318-5252.

For more information from FEMA on extreme heat, you can go to https://www.ready.gov/heat



 
 
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