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With extremely high temperatures and humidity forecasted this week, cooling centers are opening across the area to provide relief for those without access to a cool environment. A list of locations and hours of operation are below.

Location                                             Agency                                                         Address City

CHRISTIAN COUNTY,  DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 1100 NORTH CHENEY TAYLORVILLE

COLES COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 119 WEST STATE STREET CHARLESTON

LOGAN COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 1550 4TH STREET LINCOLN

MACOUPIN COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 201 MCCAUSLAND CARLINVILLE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 210 EAST FAIRGROUND AVE HILLSBORO

MORGAN COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 45-47 SOUTH CENTRAL PARK PLAZA JACKSONVILLE

MORGAN COUNTY, NEWS DIRECTIONS WARMING/COOLING CENTER, 100 S. Fayette St. JACKSONVILLE

SANGAMON COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 100 SOUTH MARTIN LUTHER KING DR SPRINGFIELD

SANGAMON COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES (DRS), 535 W. Jefferson, 1st fl SPRINGFIELD

SANGAMON COUNTY, WHITE OAKS MALL, 2501 Wabash Ave SPRINGFIELD

SHELBY COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, 610 WEST MAIN STREET SHELBYVILLE

To prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke during hot weather, take the following measures:

• Try to keep cool during extremely high temperature.

• Stay in a cool environment (preferably air conditioned).

• Limit outdoor activities. • Avoid vigorous physical activities in hot and humid weather.

• Take frequent breaks to hydrate yourself.

• Wear hats and light-colored, lightweight, loose clothes.

• Drink plenty of cool fluids (like water) regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

• Avoid liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar – they cause you to lose more body fluids..

• Take care of your pets. Give extra water and be sure to place the water dish in a shaded area if outdoors. Make sure pets have a protected place where they can get away from the sun.

 
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