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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2022

City of Milwaukee Health Department Issues Heat Health Advisory

Residents advised to take precautions during hot weather conditions

MILWAUKEE –  The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) and Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in conjunction with the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Health Advisory for Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15 in Southeastern Wisconsin. The NWS forecast indicates the Heat Index values of 100 to 105 degrees are expected across the area on Tuesday afternoon and again on Wednesday afternoon.

To prevent heat-related illness or death, the Milwaukee Health Department advises citizens to take the following precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Stay Cool

  • Slow down. Limit physical activity, and try to spend part of your day in air-conditioned spaces such as shopping malls, movie theaters, or libraries.
  • Never leave children or pets in a parked car. Temperatures can become life-threatening within minutes.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool baths or showers and use wet towels on your skin to help you cool down.
  • Do not rely on fans as a primary cooling device.
  • Check in on those most-at-risk twice a day.

Stay Hydrated

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day, regardless of thirst.
  • Avoid consuming caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, as these can increase heat effects.
  • Remind others to drink enough water.

Stay Informed

  • Check local news and weather reports for extreme heat alerts and safety tips.
  • Be aware of symptoms of heat-related illness
  • Heat exhaustion symptoms include: heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, or fainting
  • Heat stroke symptoms include: extremely high body temperature, hot and dry skin (no sweating), rapid pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, or unconsciousness
  • Check on relatives, friends, or neighbors, especially those most susceptible to heat-related illness, which includes the very young, the elderly, and those on certain medications (especially certain medications related to blood pressure, heart disease, and mental health).

The MHD will be enhancing surveillance for heat-related illness in the coming days, and working with Milwaukee Metropolitan Extreme Weather Task Force partners to address vulnerable population needs during this period. Those in need of emergency services during heat advisories, watches, or warnings should call Impact 211 for assistance.

Individuals in need of public space to cool off can visit any of the following:

Cudahy

  • Kelly Senior Center
    6100 S Lake Dr
    (414) 481-9611
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Cudahy Family Library
    3500 Library Ave
    (414) 769-2244
    Open 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Glendale

  • North Shore Public Library
    6800 N Port Washington Rd
    (414) 351-3461
    Open 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Greendale

  • Greendale Public Library
    5647 Broad St
    (414) 423-2790
    Open 9:00AM – 8:00PM
     
  • Southridge Mall
    5300 S 76th St
    (414) 421-5600
    Open 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Greenfield

  • Greenfield Public Library
    5310 W Layton Ave
    (414) 321-9595
    Open 9:00AM – 8:30PM

Hales Corners

  • Hales Corners Public Library
    5885 S. 116th St.
    (414) 529-6150
    Open M-Th: 10:00AM – 8:30PM
    Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Milwaukee

All Milwaukee Public Library location hours

  • Atkinson Public Library
    1960 W Atkinson Ave
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Bay View Public Library
    2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Beulah Brinton Community Center
    2555 S Bay St
    (414) 481-2494
    Open 8:00AM – 9:00PM
     
  • Capitol Public Library
    3969 N 74th St
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Center Street Public Library
    2727 W Fond du Lac Ave
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Central Public Library
    814 W Wisconsin Ave
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Clinton E. & Bernice K. Rose Senior Center
    3045 N MLK Dr
    (414) 263-2255
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • East Public Library
    2320 N Cramer St
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Forest Home Public Library
    1432 W Forest Home Ave
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Martin Luther King Public Library
    310 W Locust St
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • McGovern Park Senior Center
    4500 W Custer Ave
    (414) 527-0990
    Open 8:30AM – 4:00 PM
     
  • Mill Road Public Library
    6431 N 76th St
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Tippecanoe Public Library
    3912 S Howell Ave
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Villard Avenue Public Library
    3310 W Villard Ave
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Washington Park Public Library
    2121 N Sherman Blvd
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Washington Park Senior Center
    4420 W Vliet St
    (414) 933-2332
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Wilson Park Senior Center
    2601 W Howard Ave
    (414) 282-5566
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Zablocki Public Library
    3501 W Oklahoma Ave
    (414) 286-3000
     
  • Repairers of the Breach
    1335 W Vliet St
    (414) 934-9305
    Open 7:00AM – 4:00PM
     
  • Arlington Court
    1633 N Arlington Pl
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Cherry Court
    1525 N 24th St
    (414) 344-6705
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • College Court
    3334 W Highland Blvd
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Convent Hill
    455 E Ogden Ave
    (414) 220-4690
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Highland Gardens
    1818 W Juneau Ave
    (414) 344-1107
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Hillside Resource Center
    1452 N 7th St
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Holton Terrace
    2825 N Holton St
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Lincoln Court
    2325 S Howell Ave
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Locust Court
    1350 E Locust St
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Merrill Park
    222 N 33rd St
    (414) 286-5100
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Mitchell Court
    2600 W National Ave
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Riverview
    1300 E Kane Pl
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Community Services
    650 W Reservoir Ave
    (414) 286-2905
    Open 8:30AM – 4:30PM
     
  • Humboldt Park Wading Pool
    3000 S Howell Ave
    (414) 257-8098
    Open 11:00AM – 3:00PM
     
  • Smith Park Wading Pool
    5462 N 33rd St
    (414) 257-8098
    Open 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Oak Creek

  • Oak Creek Community Center
    8580 S Howell Ave.
    (414) 768-5840
    Open M–W 8:00AM – 4:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
     
  • Oak Creek Public Library
    8040 S 6th St
    (414) 766-7900
    Open 9:00AM – 8:00PM
     
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
    6460 S 13th St
    (414) 570-8888
    Lobby Open 24 Hours
     
  • The Cornerstone
    155 W Sunnyview Dr
    (414) 570-9755
    Open 24hrs
     
  • Salvation Army
    8853 S Howell Ave
    (414) 762-3993
    Open 9:00AM – 3:00PM
     
  • Oak Creek Assembly of God Church
    7311 S 13th St
    (414) 762-2010
    Open 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Shorewood

  • Shorewood Public Library
    3920 N Murray Ave
    (414) 847-2670
    Open M-Th 9:30AM – 8PM M-Th
    Friday: 9:30AM – 6:30PM

South Milwaukee

  • Grobschmidt Senior Center
    2424 15th Ave
    (414) 768-8045
    Open M-F 9AM – 4PM
     
  • South Milwaukee Public Library
    1907 10th Ave
    (414) 768-8195
    Open M-Th: 9AM – 7 PM
    Friday: 9AM – 5PM

St. Francis

  • St. Francis Library
    4230 S. Nicholson Ave.
    (414) 481-7323
    Open: M–W: 9:30AM- 8:00PM
    Th–F: 9:30AM – 6:00PM
    Saturday: 9:30AM – 4:00PM

West Allis

  • West Allis Senior Center
    7001 W National Ave
    (414) 302-8700
    Open 9AM – 4:30 PM

West Milwaukee

  • West Milwaukee Village Centre – Community Center
    1345 S 47th St
    (414) 671-8099
    Open M-F 8AM – 4:30PM

Whitefish Bay

  • Whitefish Bay Public Library
    5420 N Marlborough Dr
    (414) 964-4380
    Open M-Th 9:30AM – 8:30PM
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