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DuPage Guide to Community Services

Extreme Heat Cooling Centers

Code: TH-2600.1900-180

Programs that provide air conditioned facilities which are open to the public during dangerously hot weather. Spending a few hours in an air-conditioned environment can bring down the body's core temperature and make it easier to handle the heat. Older and/or frail adults, homeless people, parents with small children and persons with health conditions that may be made worse by the weather should consider spending time in a cooling center, particularly between 1pm and 5pm when temperatures are at their highest. Cooling centers may also have water and other liquids available to protect against dehydration, and some allow pets.

See Also:

Extreme Weather Shelters (BH-1800.8500-185)

Emergency Shelter (BH-1800)

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