City Urges Residents to Use Extra Caution as Temps Reach 90 Degrees in Cleveland

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

CLEVELAND - The City of Cleveland reminds residents to take extra caution as temperatures are expected to rise above 90 degrees this week. 

The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 90 degrees on Wednesday with a heat index of 96 degrees.

Residents are encouraged to visit our recreation centers and take a tip in one of the City’s indoor pools, located at rec centers around the city. Click here for a list of pool locations. The only indoor pools that will not be open are at the following recreation centers: Central, E.J. Kovacic, Stella Walsh and Thurgood Marshall.

Here are some additional tips for staying safe in the heat:

    • Stay hydrated and drink a lot of water!
    • Wear loose fitting, light colored clothes during hot weather.
    • Cover your head with a hat and use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
    • Keep cool in the shade. If you don’t have air-conditioning, visit cool areas like a recreation center or library on high heat days. Click here for a list of summer recreation center activities.
    • Always check on your friends and neighbors, especially those who are seniors or have young children.
    • Learn the signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke and what to do to assist someone suffering from either of these conditions.
    • Check on pets! Make sure pets have access to plenty of shade, are not left in vehicles and have plenty of water.

About the City of Cleveland 

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving quality of life its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work and play. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland

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