Excessive Heat Advisory - Excessive Heat Measures.


Excessive Heat Advisory - Excessive Heat Measures.


June 29, 2018

Kankakee – The National Weather Service has recently issued an excessive heat warning for today, June 29th, 2018 and Saturday June 30th, 2018. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. 
Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat. 
Conditions that can induce heat-related illnesses include stagnant atmospheric conditions and poor air quality. Consequently, people living in urban areas may be at greater risk from the effects of a prolonged heat wave than those living in rural areas. Also, asphalt and concrete store heat longer and gradually release heat at night, which can produce higher nighttime temperatures known as the "urban heat island effect." 
Cooling Stations in Kankakee County

• Bradley Public Library – 296 N. Fulton Ave, Bradley (Business hours only)

• Bradley Village Building – 147 S. Michigan Ave., Bradley (Business hours only)

• Bourbonnais Public Library – 250 W. John Casey Rd., Bourbonnais (Business hours only)

• Kankakee Public Library – 201 E. Merchant St., Kankakee (Business hours only)

• Kankakee County Building – 189 E. Court St., Kankakee (Business hours only)

• Kankakee County Health Dept. – 2390 W Station St., Kankakee (Business hours only)

• Leo Hassett Community Center – 211 N. Maine St. Manteno (10am-10pm)

• Momence Police Department – 123 W. River St., Momence

• Northfield Square Mall – 1600 N State Rt 50, Bourbonnais (Business hours only)

• Pembroke Township Senior Center - 4019 S Wheeler Rd, Pembroke

• River Valley Metro – Once heat index reaches 100 degrees rides are free • Edward Chipman Public Library – 126 N. Locust St., Momence (Business hours only) 

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