Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We're Having A Heat Wave, A Tropical Heat Wave

The next few days are going to be hot and humid, sauna level hot. Heat indices are predicted to be around 110 from Thursday afternoon until Saturday.  It's supposed to be hottest weather we've had in three years.

While you may have air conditioning, not everyone does, so please remember to check in on neighbors and friends who may be vulnerable. Every year we have the sad duty of reporting the heat-related death of someone in Uptown, usually someone who lives alone without a/c and is found in a closed-up home. Let's do our collective best to not let that happen this summer.

Below is the City's flyer on how to handle the heat. Remember that
  • several of Uptown's parks have water features to keep kids cool
  • there's a cooling center at 845 West Wilson (at Hazel) 
  • Gill Park, Chase Park, Welles Park and Uplift High School have public swimming pools
  • libraries and park fieldhouses are cooling centers as well

And this shouldn't have to be said, but don't leave your kids or your pets in a parked car. Call 911 immediately if you see this.

Good luck! May the blackouts be few and may the weather get temperate soon.

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