The Village of Elwood is offering a cooling center in the community room, open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or extended hours if needed, Monday through Friday. Those who need assistance may call 815-423-5011.
Here are some tips for coping with the high temperatures:
- If you have an air-conditioner, stay indoors with the air-conditioner on. And if you do not have air conditioning, go to area cooling facilities, such as Village of Elwood Community Room, indoor malls, the public library, etc. - Dress appropriately. Don't bundle up the kids.
- Drink plenty of fluids. Try to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous activity outdoors. - Please remember to check on the elderly and people with disabilities.