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Posted on: July 18, 2019

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING in effect for Channahon

Channahon IL

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Channahon and the surrounding area from Thursday afternoon through Saturday, July 18th - July 20th.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 911.

Never leave anyone, including pets, in a closed, parked vehicle, as temperatures inside can reach over 150 degrees quickly, resulting in heat stroke and death.

Pets can succumb to the effects of excessive heat. Ensure pets have adequate drinking water and a shady place to rest, or bring them inside.  

Please see below for information on cooling centers:
extreme heat 2019 cooling centers

Channahon Park District Field House
24935 W. Sioux Drive
Monday - Thursday 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Channahon Fire Department Station #1
24929 Center Street
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Troy Township Community Center
25448 Seil Road
Shorewood, IL 60404
By request only: 815-744-1968

Click here for additional cooling centers in Will County.

Heat Illness GraphicSigns of Heat Exhaustion:

  • Faint or dizzy
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps

If you experience signs of heat exhaustion get to a cooler, air condition place; Drink water if fully conscious; Take a cool shower or use cold compresses.

Signs of Heat Stroke:

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • Body temperature above 103 degrees. Red, hot, dry skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • May lose consciousness

If you experience or find someone experiencing signs of heat stroke, CALL 9-1-1. Take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives.

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