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Heat Advisory Wednesday, 'Cooling Centers' Weclome...

...Heat advisory in effect from 11 am to 10 PM Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 11 am to 10 PM Wednesday.

* Temperatures...will top out between 100 and 104 degrees.

* Heat indices...will peak between 105 and 110 degrees.

* Impacts...these very hot and humid conditions will increase the risk of heat related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids...Stay in an air conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.  Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.  Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.  Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot weather is expected. High temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when the car interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes!

NWS /  www.iqesda.com