City Opens Cooling Centers

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MIDDLETON–The City of Middleton has announced the following cooling centers will be available as heat and humidity is anticipated throughout the week.

Cooling Centers:

Middleton Police Department, 7341 Donna Dr. (24 hours daily)

Middleton City Hall, 7426 Hubbard Ave. (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Middleton Senior Center, 7448 Hubbard Ave. (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave. (Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Middleton Fire Department located at 7600 University Avenue (24 hours daily) 

Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures coupled with high humidity can have serious effects on health, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Here are some important precautions you should take to avoid serious health consequences related to this extreme heat:

Stay Cool: Stay in air-conditioned buildings, limit outdoor activity, never sit in a parked car, or leave a child or pet in a parked car.

Stay Hydrated: Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

Stay Connected: Check your local news for extreme heat warnings and safety tips, and regularly check on friends, loved ones, and neighbors throughout the high-temperature period.

Signs of heat illness include feeling weak, dizzy, nauseated, or muscle cramps. If someone is experiencing these symptoms, move to air conditioning right away, drink water, get under a fan, and apply cool washcloths. If symptoms worsen or don’t improve, they should go to the emergency room or call 911. 

You should also check on neighbors, friends, and family who may need assistance during this period.

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