Chicago Weather: Cooling centers open as heat and humidity rises

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cooling centers across Chicago will be open to provide residents with some relief from the heat as temperatures are expected to hit the low 90s Tuesday afternoon.

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The King Community Service Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove and the Garfield Community Service Center at 10 S. Kedzie will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., according to a release from Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office.

The city is also deploying cooling center buses at each police district from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To locate a Cooling Center or request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering from the heat, the city urges residents to call 3-1-1.

Hot Weather Tips
  • Drink lots of water and natural juices; avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea and sodas.

  • Avoid going outside in the 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.
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