Health officials: Prepare for warm temps, potential health issues

Posted on: 6:57 am, June 28, 2012, by , updated on: 06:58am, June 28, 2012

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MILWAUKEE — With temperatures in the 90s and high humidity on Thursday, June 28th, officials urged people to prepare for the potential for health issues due to the heat.

High temperatures and high humidity combined Thursday to create a situation in which heat illnesses could occur. Officials advise people to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on those most vulnerable.

To reduce the risk of heat illness during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.

Below is a list of some of the “cooling shelters” in the Milwaukee area:

  • Casa Maria (414)-344-5745

1131 N. 21st Street

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Emergency shelter for homeless families, mothers and children.

  • Cathedral Center

845 N. Van Buren St.

Milwaukee, WI  53202

Shelter for single women and families.

Cool Room Overflow shelter for single women.

Call Impact 211 to access case management and shelter services.

  • Milwaukee Women’s Center (414) 385-0854

3025 W. Mitchell Street

Milwaukee, WI  53204

Shelter for families, women, and children.

  • Guest House (414)345-3240

1216 N. 13th Street

Milwaukee, WI  53205

Shelter for single adult males.

  • Hope House (414) 645-2122

209 W. Orchard St.

Milwaukee, WI 53204

Transitional living for women with children.

  • Joy House (414) 344-3774

830 N. 19th St.

Milwaukee, WI 53233

A shelter for single women and women with their children.

  • Repairers of the Breach (414) 934-9305

1335 W. Vliet St.

Milwaukee, WI  53205

A day shelter only.

  • Safe Harbor (414)935-0200

1820 W. Wells Street.

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Shelter for single men.

  • Salvation Army (414) 265-6360

1730 North 7th St.

Milwaukee, WI 53205

For men, women, and families.

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