PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — As triple-digit heat indexes move into Central Illinois, cooling centers are opening to help beat the heat.

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday in the area. Heat index values will top 105 to 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

“I would say drink more water than you think you need,” said Josh Bradshaw, community resource manager at Advanced Medical Transport in Peoria.

Bradshaw said AMT receives a lot of heat exhaustion calls on hot days.

“We get there as quick as we can. We know it’s a serious condition when somebody succumbs to any form of heat exhaustion or heat stroke,” he said.

Some signs of dehydration are headaches, body aches, and dizziness, and it can happen quickly.

“If you get dehydrated, which you can do in a short period of time, to put that back or to get feeling normal again, it can actually take a matter of days,” said Bradshaw.

There are numerous cooling centers in the area.

Peoria

  • Advanced Medical Transport – 1718 Sterling Ave. – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Peoria Fire Stations (all locations) – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Peoria Police Department – 600 SW Adams St. – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Dream Center – 714 Hamilton Blvd – open 24/7
  • Peoria City Hall: 419 Fulton, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Peoria Public Library:
    • Main Library: 107 N.E. Monroe, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
    • North Branch: 3001 W. Grand Pkwy, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Noon – 5 p.m. Sunday
    • Lincoln Branch: 1312 W. Lincoln Ave, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Noon – 5 p.m. Sunday
    • Lakeview Branch: 1137 W. Lake Ave, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Noon – 5 p.m. Sunday
    • McClure Branch: 315 W. McClure Ave, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Bloomington

  • Bloomington Public Library – 205 E. Olive St. – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Connect Transit Bus – 200 W. Front St. parking lot
  • Denny’s Restaurant – 701 Eldorado St. – open 24/7
  • TA Truck Stop – 505 Truckers Lane – open 24/7

Normal

  • Denny’s Restaurant – 1615 N. Main St. – 6 a.m. to midnight daily
  • Meijer – 1900 College Ave. – 6 a.m. to midnight daily
  • Uptown Station – 11 Uptown Circle – daily until last train at 9 p.m.
  • Walmart – 300 Greenbriar – 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Pekin

  • Pekin Police Department Lobby: 111 Capitol Street, Pekin. Open from 12-11 p.m.

More places to keep cool can be found here.