Residents Reminded to Take Precautions During This Weekend’s Heat Wave
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The City of Naperville reminds residents to take precautions to ensure their health, safety and well-being during the upcoming period of high heat and humidity. The National Weather Service has placed Naperville under an Excessive Heat Warning through the evening of June 30, as heat indices could reach as high as 110 to 120 degrees during the afternoon hours tomorrow.
Please note the Naperville Municipal Center, located at 400 S. Eagle St., can be used as a cooling center during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as on Saturdays. Residents can also seek shelter at the following locations:
- Naperville Public Library branches
- Other public places
“It's important to remember that during periods of extreme hot weather, our elderly population, those taking medications for chronic illnesses and those with special needs are among the most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses,” Communications Manager Linda LaCloche said. “Be extra vigilant and check on those individuals this weekend.”
The following are hot weather tips to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses:
- Stay in an air-conditioned space at home, the library, the mall, movie theater or at a cooling center.
- Drink lots of water and natural juices. Avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and soft drinks.
- Keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but keep windows slightly open.
- Stay out of the sun and avoid going out in the heat.
- Keep electric lights off or turned down.
- Check on elderly, those with illnesses, and those without air conditioning to ensure their safety.
- NEVER leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
Anyone needing assistance during a period of extreme heat can call City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.