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Seek relief from the heat

Cooling centers

• Albany Public Library: normal business hours

• Belleville Public Library: normal business hours

• Brodhead Public Library: normal business hours

• Brooklyn Community Center: open 24 hours

• Monroe Public Library: normal business hours

• Blanchardville Library: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

• Darlington Municipal Building Senior Center

• Johnson Public Library: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday

• Townsend Community Center, Shullsburg: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

MONROE - Temperatures could rise to 107 degrees on Tuesday, Aug. 27 for the counties along the Mississippi River and Green County could see temperatures as high as100 degrees.

On Wednesday, Aug. 28 humidity levels will be lower, but temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s without much relief during the nighttime hours.

Green County Emergency Management and Public Health departments urge you to be careful to avoid heat-related illness during the hot weather predicted this week. The National Weather Service predicts extremely hot weather through Labor Day.

Seek relief from the heat by spending time at area libraries, village/city community centers and churches. A complete list of cooling centers listed by county can be found at Additional information for hot weather tips and other emergency preparedness tips can be found at

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in both the United States and Wisconsin, far exceeding tornadoes, severe storms and floods combined. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol. People may develop heat exhaustion, which develops slowly after exposure to heat for several days and an inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids and electrolytes. Symptoms may include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea and fainting. If you have these symptoms, immediately cool down and seek medical attention. Heat stroke can occur suddenly when the regulating mechanism of a person's body fails due to prolonged exposure to high temperature. Symptoms are extremely high body temperature, red, hot, dry skin, rapid pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion and unconsciousness. Immediately call 911 and cool the victim down with cold water in a shower or hose until help arrives.