TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE DURING THE EXTREME HEAT.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY HOT. IN SITUATIONS LIKE THESE, PREVENTION IS THE KEY TO STAYING SAFE. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER DURING THIS EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH;

WEAR LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING, CHOOSE LIGHT WEIGHT LIGHT COLORED FABRICS, SKIP THE OUTDOOR STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES, STAY HYDRATED BY FOCUSING ON DRINKING BEVERAGES THAT DON'T CONTAIN ALCOHOL OR CAFFEINE. 

BE AWARE OF THE SIGNS OF POSSIBLE HEAT EXHAUSTION. SOME THINGS TO LOOK FOR INCLUDE, HEADACHES, NAUSEA, FATIGUE, UNUSUAL THIRST, VOMITING AND FEELING COLD OR HAVING CHILLS EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE SWEATING.

THERE ARE COOLING CENTERS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE CHICAGOLAND AND SUBURBAN AREAS. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE OR TRYING TO LOCATE A COOLING CENTER CALL 311. YOU CAN ALSO REQUEST A WELLNESS CHECK ON FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIENDS THAT YOU BELIEVE MAY BE IN DANGER DO THE THE EXCESSIVE HEAT. 


STAY COOL, HYDRATED AND SAFE.

 

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