Water down: check out pools or cooling centers
WALWORTH COUNTY In the midst of record-breaking temperatures in the triple digits and an excessive heat warning until 10 p.m. Friday, state health officials are urging people to drink plenty of fluids, avoid exertion, take breaks and stay inside, out of the heat. Those without air conditioning should seek relief in public buildings like libraries or shopping centers.
In Walworth County, try Sunset Park's swimming pool on Devendorf Street in Elkhorn for respite. Or head to these cooling centers, listed on readywisconsin.wi.gov as of July 4:
--Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, W3985 County Highway NN, Elkhorn, all public access areas.
--Darien Public Library, 47 Park St. (located on Wisconsin Highway 14, next to Darien Elementary School), Darien; Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., (262) 882-5155.
--Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., (262) 249-5299.
--Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 W. Center St., Whitewater, Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. t0 8:30 p.m., Fir. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., (262) 473-0530.
For more information on staying health and cool in the heat, see readywisconsin.wi.gov.