It could reach 100 degrees Wednesday. Here’s how you can stay safe and beat the heat.

It could reach 100 degrees Wednesday.  Here’s how you can stay safe and beat the heat.

There are many free spray pads around the city. (NNS file photo by Adam Carr)

The City of Milwaukee Health Department and Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management have issued a Heat Health Warning – effective from 10am to 9pm on Wednesday, August 23.

The highest temperature expected in Milwaukee on Wednesday is 100 degrees, according to our news partner TMJ4 News. The station reported that this would break the daily high temperature record of 98 degrees, which was last recorded in 1947.

Here are some ways to stay safe and calm.

Splash pads and wading pools

Milwaukee County Parks has pools open during regular hours throughout the summer. Find one of Eight free streaming platforms near your area, or call our pool hotline at 414-257-8098 for more information.

How to find a cooling center

1. Use your phone

Contact Impact 2-1-1, who can connect you with night shelters and centers closest to you. You can also text your zip code to TXT-211.

2. Connect to the Internet

You can also check the city health department’s list Dedicated cooling centers.

Cooling center locations

  1. Breach Repairers, 1335 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205. Phone: 414-342-9323
  2. a lot Higher positions Serve as bad weather shelters in extreme heat. Here are a few.
  3. Washington Park Senior Center
    4420 W. Fleet St
    Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  4. Wilson Senior Center
    2601 W Howard Ave.
    Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  5. Clinton E. and Bernice K. Center. Rose for adults
    3045 n. Dr.. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
    Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

All Milwaukee Public Library locations allow people to cool down in air conditioning during regular business hours. Call 414-286-3000 to speak with a librarian about a specific branch and its hours.

Many local organizations and government buildings welcome visitors into air-conditioned common areas and community spaces to stay cool.

What you should know about turning off utilities

Wisconsin law prohibits utilities from disconnecting electrical service when a National Weather Service heat advisory, heat advisory or heat emergency is in effect, according to a Public Service Commission news release.

Utilities are also required to make reasonable attempts to reconnect service that was disconnected due to non-payment if a resident says there is a potential threat to health or life due to heat and loss of service.

After a heat advisory, heat advisory or heat emergency expires, the utility can again disconnect service without notice if payment arrangements have not been made, according to the Public Service Commission.

If you have questions about disconnections, contact the Public Service Commission’s Office of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-225-7729.

Check with Air Now To monitor air quality.

Follow these tips from your county health department to beat the heat

1. Slow down and limit physical activity, especially if you work outside or in a hot environment.

2. Never leave children, people with disabilities or pets in a parked car – temperatures can become life-threatening within minutes.

3. Use fans to increase ventilation, unless temperatures exceed 90 degrees, at which point fans are no longer effective in reducing heat-related illness.

4. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day regardless of thirst to avoid dehydration.

5. Check in with neighbors and family to make sure they are staying calm.

Check with the City of Milwaukee Health Department to learn more cooling sites and monitor when it is safe to be outside.

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