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City of Dubuque declares heat advisory for Monday, Tuesday

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Dubuque's Health Services Department has declared a heat advisory for Monday and Tuesday, meaning cooling centers -- where people can escape the heat and bask in the air conditioning -- are free and open to the public.

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library at 360 West 11th Street is a cooling center and open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days.

The Multicultural Family Center at 1157 Central Avenue is the city's other public cooling center and open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the elderly and very young people with a chronic disease or mental illness are most susceptible to heat-related illness.

The CDC recommends staying in air conditioning, drinking plenty of water (even if you don't feel thirsty), taking a cool shower or bath and checking on neighbors -- especially if they are older.

For more tips to beat the heat, check out the CDC's page on extreme heat HERE.

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