HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT.. now what? Plus, a list of cooling centers.

Safety tips and where to get out of the heat on extremely hot days.

It happens every Summer, the dreaded “Heat Advisory”.  You probably know to drink more water, wear light and loose clothing and don’t over heat. You don’t want to do anything that may cause a heat stroke. I have attached an article below on what to do and what to look for, in the event you or someone you are around this weekend may be over heating. Also, here is a list of local cooling centers:

Fifth Street/SARA Center

1315 N. 5th Street

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Helping Hands Springfield

1023 E. Washington

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Illinois Department of Human Services

600 E. Ash Street, Building 500

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Lincoln Library

326 S. Seventh

Monday-Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.,  Thursday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Municipal Center West

300 S. Seventh Street

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Municipal Center East

800 E. Monroe

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Sangamon County Public Health

2833 South Grand Avenue East

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Senior Services of Central Illinois

701 W. Mason Street

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

St. John’s Breadline

430 N. 5th Street

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Urban League

100 N. 11th Street

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

U-Turn Life Center

1023 E. Washington (other side of Helping Hands)

Tuesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Wal-Mart Supercenter (North)

2760 N. Dirksen Parkway

24-hours a day, 7 days a week

 

Wal-Mart Supercenter (West)

3401 Freedom Drive

24-hours a day, 7 days a week

 

Washington Street Mission

408 N. 4th Street

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

White Oaks Mall

2501 Wabash Avenue

Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

You have probably heard this before, but it is well worth the read again.

https://www2.illinois.gov/ready/press/pages/060916.aspx