Thursday, July 18, 2013

We're Having A Heatwave, A Tropical Heatwave

The heat advisory is in effect through Friday night, so some reminders about dealing with the oppressive swampy conditions:
  • Please check on your neighbors, particularly if they are elderly or don't have air conditioning.  You could be a literal lifesaver.  You can always request a well-being check by calling 311.  (Sadly, during each of the past two summers, an Uptown resident died in his home due to the heat.)  Call 911 if someone is in distress.
  • Ditto for people who are living outdoors.  Please don't assume they're sleeping in the sun.  Check on them or call 311 for a well-being check.  Call 911 if someone is in distress.
  • There are cooling centers all around us:  4740 N Sheridan; the Senior Center at Damen and Lawrence; all public libraries; all park fieldhouses; and all police stations.  Call 311 if someone needs transportation to one.
  • There are water features at Broncho Billy Playlot, at Aster Playlot, and at Buttercup Playlot.
  • The City has posted safety warnings to follow to avoid being an overheated human OR having an overheated pet.

1 comment:

  1. The police station lobbies can also be used as cooling centers as a last resort.