As the heatwave intensifies, let’s get prepared to survive it.
With heatwaves come the threat of power outages, grumpy kids, unhappy pets, and sweat. You can get through it! Here are the most important tips to help make the high tempt time bearable.
·Stay hydrated! We can’t stress this enough.
·Stay out of the sun.
·Check on vulnerable groups.
·Keep kids distracted with indoor activities. Even if it means their noses are in devices. There’s also family game time.
·Keep an eye on your pet and keep them indoor.
·Know the symptoms of heat related illnesses.
Here is a list of cooling centers for those who need to escape the heat:
·Davenport, Iowa -- Genesis Medical Center at 1401 West Central Park will be open from noon Wednesday, July 17 - the weekend. Once they are open, their hours will be 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
·Macomb, Illinois -- Corbin and Olson Halls at Western Illinois University will be open from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21. The University Union is open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The union is closed on Sunday. Burger King is also open in the University Union from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
·Rock Island, Illinois -- Christian Care at 2209 3rd Avenue is open from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day when temperatures are 90 degrees and up.