Milwaukee County may extend pool hours during heat wave

Tools

by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County officials have confirmed they are planning to announce whether they will extend public pool hours during the heat wave. A list of pools affected by schedule change will be released this afternoon.

Click here for a full list of extended Milwaukee County Pool hours

The City of Milwaukee Health Department issued recommendations to keep citizens safe during this extreme heat:

  • Limit physical activity, and try to spend part of your day in an air-conditioned space.
  • Never leave children or pets in a parked car.
  • Avoid consuming caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, as these can increase heat effects.
  • Check on relatives, friends or neighbors, especially those most susceptible to heat-related illness such as the elderly, children, and anyone with an underlying physical or mental health condition.
The Milwaukee County Department of Aging is working with their partners to set up cooling centers for  the eldlerly. Click here for a list of cooling centers around Milwaukee County

Poll

Should America lower the legal age to consume alcohol from 21 to 18?

  • Yes
  • No