Midwest Continues to Bake as Heat Wave Moves East


City officials have opened cooling centers in Chicago, where temperatures are expected to hit 105 degrees. Cooling centers have also been opened in Detroit to help residents who don't have air conditioning in their homes.

Dwight Anderson, who owns an amusement park in Omaha, had two tons of ice cubes dumped into the park's swimming pools on Friday night to lower the water temperature from 88 degrees to 82. Anderson told the Associated Press that he plans to dump more ice into the pools tonight or Tuesday.

Ways to Beat the Heat

The National Weather Service has several safety tips for adults looking to keep cool.

Slow down. Try to reduce or cancel any strenuous activities, or reschedule them for the coolest part of the day.

Wear light-weight, light-colored clothing to reflect sunlight and heat.

Eat lighter foods. Meat and other proteins increase metabolic heat production and could cause even more water loss.

Drink plenty of water, but avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks.

Spend more time in air conditioned places. If you don't have an air conditioner in your home, go to a library, store or other location for part of the day to stay cool.

Avoid getting too much sun. Sunburn can reduce your body's ability to release heat.

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