Macon County EMA Gives Hot Weather Tips

Macon County EMA Gives Hot Weather Tips

July 18, 2019 0 The Macon County Emergency Management Agency is providing some common sense tips to stay safe during this Central Illinois Heat Wave.  Extreme heat is expected over the next couple of days with heat indicies (In-duh-sees) around 115 degrees.  Some of the most important tips include remembering to look before you lock. . meaning NEVER leave a child, pet or vulnerable person in a car. . .even with the windows open.  Temps can be 30 to 40 degrees hotter inside the car than outside and can lead to death. Other tips are to stay hydrated and to avoid sugary or alcoholic drinks and to limit strenuous activity when possible.  Also. . if you are hot outside, your pet is hotter! Make sure they have plenty of water and shade and bring them inside when possible.

Cooling Centers:

Decatur- Decatur Civic Center

1 Gary K Anderson Plaza

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lobby open Saturday’s & Sunday’s if there are events

Oasis Day Center

243 W. Cerro Gordo St….

7 days a week, 365 days a year

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Will have snacks & water

Macon County Dept. of Human Service

707 E. Wood St.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Decatur/Macon County Senior Center

1430 N. 22nd St.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Blue Mound-

Village Hall

229 N Railroad Ave

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Forsyth Public Library

268 S. Elwood St.

Mon, Tues, Thurs 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wed, Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Macon Community Center

10539 S Woodcock

Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Village Hall

155 Main St.

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.