Webster Groves Opens Cooling Center
The Webster Groves Recreation Complex will serve as a spot where you can cool down through July 23. Temperatures are expected to climb to the triple-digit mark the next few days.
The Webster Groves Recreation Complex has opened its doors to the public for those in search of relief from the scorching, hot temperatures.
The complex, located at 33 East Glendale Rd., is operating as a cooling center today through Monday, July 23. It is handicapped-accessible and will be open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, the St. Louis area is under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Thursday with heat index values near 105 degrees.
Fox2Now’s Glenn Zimmerman said that while there will be a few isolated showers during the week, there won’t be much rain—so there’s not much of a chance of cooler temperatures for several days.
The National Weather Service states that heat-related illnesses are a real threat in this kind of weather, especially for small children, the elderly, those working outside and others with health conditions.
That means it’s time to check in on your homebound or elderly friends, neighbors and relatives, and it’s time to take special precautions with yourself, your kids and your pets.
If you know senior citizens, be sure to call or stop by and ensure they are using air conditioners. If they don't have a window unit or central air, offer a room for them until the evening when it's cooler or get them somewhere they feel comfortable that is also air conditioned.
Also be sure to check on any person who may have a disability to ensure they are doing well in the heat.
Tips to Beat the Heat
- Stay in air conditioned areas as much as possible.
- Consume lots of water.
- Wear light-colored clothing outdoors.
- Avoid cotton clothing and opt for fabrics that allow your skin to breathe, better enabling it to cool off.
- If you need to run errands, do so early in the morning. 6 a.m. tends to be the coolest part of the day.