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7 places to get cool in Peoria

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Need to chill out? Here's a list of Peoria cooling centers from the health department. 

  • Department of Human Services (DHS), 211 Fulton, Suite 300, M-F 8:30AM-5PM
  • Friendship House, 800 NE Madison (corner of Madison & Wayne), M-F 8:30AM-5PM
  • Dream Center Peoria, 714 Hamilton, 24/7: women, children, families, single parenting fathers
  • CityLink Transit Center, 407 SW Adams, M-F 6AM-12:30AM, Sat 7AM-10PM, Sun 8AM-7PM
  • Peoria City Hall, 419 Fulton, M-F 8AM-5PM
  • City of Peoria Fire Stations, 7am-9pm daily, when staff are not answering a fire call
  • Peoria Police Station Lobby, 24/7 during extreme temperatures

To prevent heat-related injuries try to stay in an air-conditioned area and wear light-colored, loose clothing. Limit outdoor activities, take frequent breaks and drink lots of water. Avoid liquids which contain caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar. 

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