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Rockford Scanner™: Heat Advisory/Cooling Centers Announced



Cooling Centers Announced


ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Community Action Agency of Boone and Winnebago Counties is providing a list of cooling sites throughout the Winnebago and Boone County area.


Cooling Centers offer air conditioned relief during periods of extreme heat or when an Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.


Winnebago County Sites


The Carpenter’s Place

1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford, IL

Mon-Fri: 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Rockford Rescue Mission

715 W. State Rockford, IL

7 days a week: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Or Open 24/7 for persons needing overnight shelter


City of Rockford Health & Human Services Department

612 N. Church St. Rockford, IL

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Loves Park City Hall (gymnasium)

100 Heart Blvd. Loves Park, IL

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Boone County Sites


Belvidere Public Safety Building

615 N. Main St. Belvidere, IL

7 days a week: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Area State Authorized Sites


Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway

East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90

7 days a week: 24 hours


* WHAT…Peak afternoon heat index values between 105 to 109
degrees expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Indiana and north central and
northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…From noon Tuesday to 8 PM CDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Humidity may be lower on Wednesday with
high temperatures still in the mid to upper 90s.


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.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. 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.


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