Posted Date: 7/15/2013 10:00:00 AM
The Village would like to remind residents to take precautions to ensure their health, safety and well-being during days of high heat and humidity. Remember that everyone who is going to be outdoors during the summer needs to make sure they are dressed appropriately and remain well-hydrated.
Residents needing relief from the heat are encouraged to cool off at the following locations:
Lisle Library, 777 Front Street
Monday - Friday 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Lisle Village Hall Lobby, 925 Burlington Avenue
Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lisle Police Department Lobby, 5040 Lincoln Avenue (Rte 53)
Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
DuPage County Administrative Buildings
Other Public Places
For additional information and/or non-emergency assistance, please contact the Lisle Police Department (630) 271-4200.
In case of an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Following are some helpful suggestions from the Illinois Department of Public Health to avoid heat related problems during the summer:
Use a buddy system. If you are working in the heat, check on co-workers and have someone else do the same for you. If you are at home and are 65 years of age or older or have a chronic health problem, ask a friend, relative or neighbor to check on you at least twice a day, even if you have air conditioning. If you know someone who is 65 years of age or older or who has a chronic health problem, check on them at least twice a day.
Limit outdoor activities. Try to plan activities for the coolest times of the day - before noon and in the evening. When physically active, rest frequently in the shade.
Drink plenty of fluids. During hot weather, you will need to drink more liquid than your thirst indicates. Even if you remain indoors and limit your activity, your body still needs to replace lost fluids, salt and minerals. Make an extra effort to drink a minimum of six to eight 8 ounce glasses of cool fluids daily. During heavy exercise in a hot environment, drink two to four glasses of cool fluids each hour. Parents should be sure young children get sufficient fluids. If you are on a fluid-restricted diet, or if you take diuretics, ask your physician about fluid intake during hot weather.
Protect your body. Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing outdoors. When spending time outdoors, avoid direct sunlight, wear a hat and use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) greater than 15 to protect yourself against sunburn.
Never leave children, the elderly or pets in a parked car - not even for just a few minutes. The air temperature inside a car rises rapidly during hot weather and can lead to brain damage or death.
Take care of your pets. In many ways, dogs and cats react to hot weather as humans do. Offer pets extra water and be sure to place the water dish in a shaded area if outdoors. Make sure pets have a protected place where they can get away from the sun or keep pets indoor, cool and protected.