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Cooling Centers in Peoria

PEORIA, Ill. - The Peoria County Health Department wants you to take precautions during extremely high temperatures.

Heat-related injuries such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration may develop with or without feelings of discomfort. Young children, particularly infants, older adults, and pets are extremely sensitive to heat and can easily become dehydrated and lose more body fluids than usual.

During a heat wave, people who have no access to shelter from the dangerous elements should use the provided cooling centers for relief from the heat. There's several Cooling Stations in Peoria you can go to so you can cool off during the high heat.

They include:

  • Department of Human Services (DHS), 211 Fulton, Suite 300, M-F 8:30AM-5PM
  • Friendship House, 800 NE Madison (corner of Madison & Wayne), M-F 8:30AM-5PM
  • Dream Center Peoria, 714 Hamilton, 24/7: women, children, families, single parenting fathers
  • CityLink Transit Center, 407 SW Adams, M-F 6AM-12:30AM, Sat 7AM-10PM, Sun 8AM-7PM
  • Peoria City Hall, 419 Fulton, M-F 8AM-5PM
  • City of Peoria Fire Stations, 7am-9pm daily, when staff are not answering a fire call
  • Peoria Police Station Lobby, 24/7 during extreme temperatures

Tips to prevent heat-related injuries:

  • Try to stay cool, preferably in an air-conditioned area and wear light-colored, loose clothing.
  • Limit outdoor activities and avoid vigorous physical activities in hot and humid weather.
  • Take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Avoid liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar that cause loss of body fluids.
  • Remember your children, neighbors, and pets:
  • Don't leave children, elderly, or pets inside a parked vehicle, even for a few minutes. Hotspots develop, even with the windows rolled down.
  • Check in with family, friends, and neighbors who may be affected by extremely high heat.
  • Bring pets inside, if it is too hot for you it is too hot for them. Animals can easily overheat during heatwaves. Pets paws are sensitive to the hot concrete and can burn in a short amount of time.

For more cooling Resources: Call Heart of Illinois Resource Phone Number or (309) 999-4029 or visit click here.

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