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Chicago residents face safety concerns amid excessive heat warning

CHICAGO (CBS)– Severe weather Monday leaves Chicago residents without power Tuesday in dangerously hot conditions.

A Excessive heat warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for the Chicago area. Heat index values ​​near 110 degrees are expected as temperatures on Tuesday reach the upper 90s.

After storms hit the Chicago area, some residents have been without power since 6 p.m. Monday and are now worried about the heat.

More than 38,000 ComEd customers are currently affected by the outages, and nearly 500 ComEd teams are working to restore power.

If you can’t avoid being outdoors, cut down on alcohol and avoid coffee, which can dehydrate you even more quickly and lead to heatstroke.

Another without electricity should avoid using the oven, to help keep interior temperatures low.

Residents are asked to watch neighbors, especially the elderly. You can request a wellness checkup by calling 311.

The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications will provide more information on all available resources in the city at 9 a.m.


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