Where to Beat the Heat

A 100-degree high temperature is in the forecast for the first time in a long time for our region.  And we must plan and act accordingly.  With temperatures climbing so high and the heat index making it feel even hotter, maintaining good health is important!

Be sure to avoid outdoor activity, especially during the hottest hours of the day (generally late morning through early afternoon).  If you must be outdoors, drink plenty of water and stay in the shade as much as possible.  NEVER leave children or pets in the car, and be sure to give plenty of water to our four-legged friends.  Also, it is important to check up on relatives or neighbors, particularly the elderly and those without air conditioning.

If you know someone who does not have access to air conditioning, please pass this information along.  The city of Rockford has numerous cooling sites that are free for everyone.  These sites are located throughout the city, such as the Salvation Army on 18th Avenue, Liberty Baptist Church on the southwest side, and many other locations close to downtown.  Furthermore, the Salvation Army and Keen Age Center in Belvidere will also open free cooling sites.

For all locations, addresses, and times, click the city of Rockford’s website here.  Let’s make sure we all stay safe during this heat wave! -JA

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Posted under health, heat wave, severe weather, sunlight

This post was written by qni_it on June 27, 2012

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    Ozone advisory for Rock County until 1 a.m.

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