(Evansville, Ind.) – With the expected hot temperatures and heat indexes predicted over 100 degrees, the American Red Cross urges residents to take precautions against the heat now. To help offer relief to those living in our communities without air conditioning during these periods of hot weather, the Red Cross will open locations throughout the Tri-State Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am-4pm at the following locations:
A number of other Red Cross partnering agencies & supporters will also have cooling stations open this
week to offer relief to those who need it. Those locations are:
“These cooling stations whether at your local American Red Cross office or elsewhere, will be available for anyone to visit for a few minutes, an hour, or even longer to cool off during the hottest part of the day and ensure community members do not fall victim to heat related illnesses,” said Matt Bertram, Regional CEO, American Red Cross. Outside of seeking immediate shelter from the heat & humidity, the Red Cross recommends everyone take a few minutes to review heat related tips to protect yourself. Everyone is at risk when temperatures rise above 90 degrees; and the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses can cause serious injury and even death if unattended. Signs of heatrelated illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches. Persons with heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place, given cool water to drink and ice packs or cool wet cloths should be applied to the skin. If a victim refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately.