The National Weather Service has issued a dangerous heat advisory for Evanston with forecast high temperatures near 100 degrees from Thursday through Saturday this week.

And the city’s Health and Human Services Department has declared a heat advisory for Thursday through Sunday.

The Health Department advises residents to:

  • Drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol, caffeine and high salt intake
  • Stay in cool, shaded areas while outdoors, and keep the blinds drawn or lights down indoors
  • Use air conditioners or fans; avoid excessive exposure to heat in unventilated areas
  • Reduce physical activity
  • Take cool baths or showers, and use cool towels
  • Wear loose, light cotton clothing and a breathable hat
  • Eat light meals; avoid eating heavy meals and using the oven
  • Do not leave people or pets alone in a hot car, even for a few minutes

Community members are also reminded to check on people at risk for heat-related illness, especially elderly individuals.

Residents can also make use of city facilities as cooling centers during their operating hours.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday

Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. 
7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday

Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Sunday

Main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Noon to 6 p.m., Sunday

North Branch Library, 2026 Central St.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday

Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch Library, 900 Chicago Ave.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday

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