DuPage Health Department urges residents to stay safe in the heat wave.
With temperatures at dangerously high levels today and Friday, the DuPage County Health Department urges residents to take precautions during the current heat wave. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures as high as 102 Friday, with a heat index of up to 111. Drinking water often, taking breaks and limiting time in the heat can help prevent heat illness. The effects of extreme heat conditions on the human body can be dangerous. Follow these Health Department tips to avoid heat-related illnesses: Visit the Health Department’s website, www.dupagehealth.org, for information on DuPage County Cooling Centers. For more information on the DuPage County Health Department, follow us on Twitter @DuPageHD or become a fan on Facebook.