Cooling Centers Open Across Cook County During Excessive Heat Watch

Temperatures in Cook County are expected to rise into the 90s for much of the week. Add in high humidity and the heat index could climb over 100 degrees in the coming days. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reminds residents to take extra precautions during this heat wave.

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs
  • Take pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water

Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of cooling centers throughout Cook County. 

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The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management integrates first responders, their departments and resources from 134 Cook County municipalities, and serves as the central agency in Cook County for coordinating efforts to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all incidents, whether man-made or natural. For more information, visit our website at