Dangerous heat to beset region
centers to open
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[JULY 23, 2005]
Health and emergency officials began
preparations days in advance of the current announcement of the
dangerous heat that that has arrived. Heat can affect health and
even threaten the lives of younger, older and people who are in
frail condition. Four cooling centers have been established for
Logan County citizens in need of a cool refuge. The centers will be
opened as needed.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will accept walk-ins from 11 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Three other support centers -- the Logan County Paramedic
Association building, the Logan County Safety Complex and Central
Illinois Economic Development office -- will be opened if needed.
You can watch LDN for these announcements.
Forecasters predict that the heat advisory will remain in effect
for all of central and southeastern Illinois through Monday. High
temperatures will combine with high humidity to produce dangerous
heat index values around 105 to 110.
A cold front is expected to approach the area later in the day on
Tuesday, along with scattered thunderstorms. This is anticipated to
bring relief from the heat. Highs by Wednesday are expected to be
closer to seasonal normals in the mid-80s.
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Saturday -- Highs 95 to 99; heat index around 105
Saturday night -- Lows in the mid-70s
Sunday -- Highs 98 to 102; heat index 105 to 110
Sunday night -- Lows in the mid-70s
Monday -- Highs 95 to 99; heat index around 105
Monday night -- Lows 70 to 75
Tuesday -- Highs 90 to 95; heat index around 100
Wednesday -- Highs in the mid-80s
[National Weather Service; Logan County Emergency Management;