Rockford Scanner™: Extreme Heat Reminders and Cooling Centers




The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in effect from 11 AM Friday through 7 PM Saturday.

* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon highs in the mid 90s and nighttime
  lows in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.

* HEAT INDICES...Peak Heat Indices in the 105 to 115 degree
  range.

* IMPACTS...The high temperatures, combined with ample sunshine
  and oppressive humidity, even at night, will lead to
  potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly
  and those with pre-existing health conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...
stay out of the sun...and check upon relatives and neighbors.

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.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

List of Cooling Centers:
Winnebago County 

The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave
Rockford, IL
Mon – Fri 8:30am - 3pm
815-964-4105

Rockford Rescue Mission Sites:

Men’s Crisis Center
715 W. State St
Rockford, IL
7am-7pm/7 days a week
815-316-4148

Women’s Crisis Center
715 W. State St.
Rockford,IL
8am-4pm/7 days a week
815-965-5332

Pilgrim Baptist Church
1703 S. Central Ave.
Rockford, IL
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
815-968-4449

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Rd
Machesney Park, IL
Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm
815-877-5432

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main St.
Pecatonica, IL
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
815-239-2310

Boone County 

Boone County Site Salvation Army
422 S. Main St.
Belvidere, IL
Mon – Fri 9am – 11:45am; 1pm – 4pm
815-544-3892