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Sauk County Nixle Information System
Thursday July 22nd, 2021 :: 12:16 p.m. CDT

Advisory

SAUK EM- Sauk Co. Residents are urged to prepare for the upcoming extreme hot weather. See email/weblink

SAUK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
07-22-2021

Dangerous Hot Weather Forecasted
 
(Baraboo) Sauk County Public Health & Emergency Management is encouraging residents to prepare for the upcoming extreme hot weather that is expected. These types of weather conditions can be extremely dangerous to humans and animals.
 
General symptoms of heat exhaustion include fainting, rash, fatigue and nausea. Skin may become clammy and moist or hot and dry. The onset of heat stroke can be rapid and may progress to life-threatening illness within minutes. If heat-related symptoms appear, immediate actions should be taken to reduce body temperature.
 
The following actions are recommended when temperatures are above 90 degrees:
 
  • Drink more fluids during hot weather to avoid dehydration. Rapid weight loss may be a sign of dehydration.
  • Spend the hottest part of the day in a cool, preferably air-conditioned place
  • Do not plan strenuous activities during the warmest part of the day.
  • Use fans to increase ventilation unless temperatures exceed 90° (at which point fans become ineffective in reducing heat-related illness)
  • Take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath to reduce body temperatures. In addition, wet clothing has a cooling effect.
  • Make frequent checks on the status of elderly or ill relatives or neighbors and move them to an air-conditioned environment during the hottest part of the day.
  • Make sure animals have cover from the sun and have plenty of water available.
  • Do not leave people or pets in vehicles.
  
For more information on heat-related health concerns, visit
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/climate/heat.htm
 
 
COOLING CENTERS

Cooling centers will be available starting Friday, July 23, 2021 during normal business hours in Sauk County at the following locations until further notice.
 
Baraboo
 
Baraboo Public Library   230 4th Ave. Baraboo, WI 53913
Hours:
Monday through Thursday     9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday                                     9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday                                 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday                                   Closed
 
Sauk County West Square Building Basement - 505 Broadway Baraboo, WI 53913
Monday through Friday          8:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Reedsburg
 
Reedsburg Police Department – 200 S. Park St. Reedsburg, WI 53959
24 hours a day in the lobby
 
Reedsburg Public Library – 370 Vine St. Reedsburg, WI 53959
Hours:
Monday- Thursday                  8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday                                      8:30AM–5PM
Saturday                                  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday                                    Closed
 

Address/Location
Sauk County Nixle Information System
510 Broadway St
Baraboo, WI 53913

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-963-2585

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