Stay cool, CLE! Monday will be the hottest day of the week in CLE, with temperatures topping out at 91 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The City of Cleveland encourages its residents to take precautions to beat the heat and enjoy a safe summer:
- Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of water even if you do not feel thirsty. Remember to avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- Don’t forget sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.
- Stay indoors – Air conditioning is the best way to prevent heat related illness, especially for those who are 65 years or older, infants and children, and those with chronic medical conditions.
- Schedule outdoor activities outside of peak sunlight hours or rest often in the shade.
- Check in on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone, or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
- Do not leave children or pets in vehicles.
- Check on animals frequently. Make sure they have water and shade.
When temperatures rise to 85 degrees or higher, the City of Cleveland will open its 22 outdoor pools no matter the day of the week. City outdoor pools are open from the second weekend in June through the second weekend in August, Wednesdays thru Sundays from noon until 7:30 p.m. The City also operates 19 indoor pools at its recreation centers.
The Divisions of Police, Emergency Medical Service and Fire are offering additional educational material throughout the recreation centers. Materials such as the “Safe Summer Pledge” promote safety, health and well-being among Cleveland youth. Also, the City’s outdoor pools and recreation centers will be patrolled by police officers during open hours. Additional tips, including ways for seniors to stay cool during the warmer months, and tips on dog and animal safety will also be available.