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Posted on: July 20, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Willowbrook Village Hall Available as a Cooling Center

Please note the Willowbrook Village Hall, located at 7760 S. Quincy Street, can be used as a cooling center. The Village Hall cooling center is available 24 hours.

The Village of Willowbrook would like to remind residents to take precautions to ensure their health, safety and well-being during days of high heat and humidity.

During hot weather, it is important to become familiar with the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do if you or someone you know is suffering from either of these conditions. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include dizziness, nausea, light-headedness, headache, cool and clammy skin, heavy perspiration, shallow breathing, muscle tremors and cramping. Additional symptoms for heat stroke, which can be fatal, include severe headache, a red and dry face, skin that is hot to the touch, rapid and shallow breathing, significantly elevated body temperature, weak pulse, changes in consciousness and seizures or cardiac arrhythmias. Any person suffering from these symptoms is in a life-threatening situation and 9-1-1 should be called immediately.

Anyone needing assistance during this period of extreme heat should call (630) 325-2808.

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