Chicago Weather: Cooling centers open as heat and humidity rises

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
City of Chicago opens cooling centers and cooling buses for residents 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 windowsslightly 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.