An excessive heat warning remains in effect until tomorrow, Saturday, June 30 at 7 PM with peak heat indices in the 110 to 120-degree range. The City of Highland Park urges citizens to take extra precautions as heat indexes rise. Citizens are advised to stay in air-conditioned spaces, stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water, and check on friends and relatives, especially the elderly.
For individuals seeking relief from the hot and humid weather conditions, the Police Department, 1677 Old Deerfield Road, will serve as a cooling center and is available 24-hours throughout the weekend. The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave, and the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Ave. West, will serve as cooling centers on weekdays during regular business hours (Library 9 AM – 9 PM, Rec Center 5 AM – 9:45 PM).
The City also conducts well-being checks if requested. To request a well-being check, please call the Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 847.432.7730.
The combination of heat and humidity may increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Children, senior citizens and those with medical conditions are at a higher risk.
For more information on other precautions you and your family can take to prepare for hot weather and humidity, visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml.