Residents, who do not have access to heat and want relief from the cold temperatures, are encouraged to utilize warming centers open throughout Cook County.
The below interactive map highlights warming centers located near you in District 14.
Cold Weather Tips:
Residents should always follow these tips during cold weather to keep themselves and their families safe:
Never use your oven for heat.Never bring charcoal or gas grills indoors (they are a carbon monoxide hazard).
Make sure all portable heaters are unplugged when not in use.Use electric space heaters with extreme caution – avoid placing them near curtains or other flammable materials and turn them off before going to bed.
Keep heat at adequate levels or leave faucets open with a slight drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
Your body generates its own heat when you engage in physical activities.
If warming center hours or locations change, or if you're looking for more information, please visit the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergenvy Management (DHSEM):
www.cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org or https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/warming-centers.
For more information, contact Natalia Derevyanny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.603.8286.