The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, in anticipation of dangerous heat expected in the area. According to the advisory, intense heat will spread across parts of northern Illinois, with afternoon temperatures reaching the upper 90s to lower 100s. Increasing humidity will make the heat index values climb to between 105 to 110 degrees.
If you need a cooling center to stay out of dangerous temperatures, the following locations serve as the local cooling centers:
225 N. Cross St., Wheaton
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays through Sept. 9; closed July 4
1492 N. Main St., Wheaton
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Please check on your neighbors, elderly residents and others who may need assistance to keep cool and safe during extremely hot weather. Do not leave pets or children alone in a vehicle for any amount of time, and be watchful for signs of heat-related illness. In the case of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
Courtesy of the City of Wheaton