Kane County Health Department: Heat Safety Tips, Cooling Centers

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KANE COUNTY, IL — The Kane County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions as days of high temperatures continue across the county and state. To help protect yourself and loved ones from the heat, the health department urges everyone to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed by doing the following:

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings; know about these Kane County cooling centers.
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
  • Check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day. These may include seniors and people with chronic health conditions.
  • Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to hydrate.
  • Drink two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or beverages with high amounts of sugar.
  • Check your local Patch weather updates for extreme heat warnings and the current forecast.

Related: Keep Summer Events Food Poisoning-Free: Kane County Health Dept.

More heat-related information can be found at kanehealth.com.



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