Chicago Preps for Hot Weather

By Nick Gale, 890 WLS News

(CHICAGO) — With hot temperatures in store for this weekend, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Department of Family & Support Services and other city departments and sister agencies will provide resources for residents to find relief from the extreme heat. Resources include access to cooling centers, Chicago Park District splash pads, Chicago Public Library locations and more.

The city is also urging people to check in on relatives and loved ones and to dial 3-1-1 if they need assistance.

When City’s emergency response plan is triggered and extreme conditions warrant, cooling areas at the City’s six community service centers are activated. When up and running, the cooling areas operate from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Visitors are required to wear a face covering while in the cooling areas. DFSS will provide free face coverings for guests who do not have one and want to utilize the cooling areas.

Englewood Center – 1140 W. 79th Street
Garfield Center – 10 S. Kedzie Ave.
King Center – 4314 S. Cottage Grove
North Area Center – 845 W. Wilson Ave.
South Chicago Center – 8650 S. Commercial Ave.
Trina Davila Center – 4312 W. North Ave.

During hours of operation, residents can also find relief in one of the City’s more than 75 Chicago Public Library locations and more than 30 Chicago Park District fieldhouses as well as splash pads and pools at specific locations.

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