LOCAL NEWS: Cooling Centers, Spray Basins and Others to Help Beat the Heat!

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More 90+ degree heat is on the way! A heat advisory will go into effect at 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. for Cuyahoga and Lorain counties with highs near 100.

With hot and very dry conditions, a red flag warning in anticipation of the fire danger has been issued for Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties this afternoon.

Many are beating the heat by taking a dip in Lake Erie. The City of Cleveland has also opened outdoor swimming pools and spray basins for the summer season. All outdoor public pools are open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 7:30 p.m. If temperatures are over 85 degrees on Monday and Tuesdays, the pools will be open on those days as well. Click HERE to see the list of recreation centers and their amenities.

Spray Basins locations:

  • Arthur Johnston Park – East 147th & Seville Avenue
  • Carol McClendon – East 98th & Union
  • Charles Orr – Ansel & Lamont Avenue
  • Easton – East 88th & Union Avenue
  • Emery Park – West 130th
  • Fairview Park – West 38th & Franklin Avenue
  • Grant Playground – East 38th & Central Avenue
  • Irma Playground – 74th & Irma Avenue
  • Mercedes Cotner – West 95th & Maywood Avenue
  • Port – East 73rd & Kinsman
  • R. J. Taylor – Melville Rd. & Nottingham
  • Regent – East 70th & Regent Rd.
  • Trent – West 40th & Trent Ave.
  • Moulton-Scoutway – East 115th & Moulton

According to the CDC, the best defense is prevention. Here are some tips to beat the heat.

    • Stay hydrated. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
    • Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar – these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
    • Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library – even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. View list of area cooling centers HERE 
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Although any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on infants and young children, people older than 65 and those who are physically ill with heart disease or high blood pressure.

It’s also important to keep pets cool and comfortable during this stretch of sultry weather. ASPCA experts warn the hot weather can spell danger for our four-legged friends.

Pets can dehydrate very quickly, so it’s important to give them plenty of fresh and clean water. Never, ever leave pets alone in a parked vehicle on a hot day. This could lead to a fatal heat stroke.

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