Here’s where you can escape the extreme heat

Swimming, anyone?

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until 2 p.m. Saturday.

The heat index could soar as high as 107 by 5 p.m.

Very little relief is expected tonight with low temperatures only falling to about 75 degrees.

Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.

If possible, spend more time in air conditioned or well- ventilated places. Reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or evening.

Here’s where to go to cool off:

Hamilton County:

  • The Cincinnati Recreation Department says they’re operating all 23 of their centers as cooling centers during regular business hours to anyone in need of temporary heat relief.
  • This includes their pools and spraygrounds
  • CRC pools (with the exception of Dunham) will be open and free Friday, July 19, 2019 through Sunday, July 21, 2019. Pool rules and capacity limits will be regulated.
    • CRC pools open Sunday are: McKie, Mt. Adams, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge and Spring Grove Village. All are open from noon to 6 p.m. Dunham is open Sunday but admission will be charged.
  • Cincinnati Public Libraries

Butler County:

Kenton County

Clinton County

  • Church of Christ -- 911 Cherry St., Blanchester
  • CWJFD stations -- 82 Spring Hill Rd, Clarksville
  • Chester Twp. Fire & EMS -- 5580 St. Rt. 380, Wilmington
  • SRWW Joint Fire District 2 station -- 179 South Jackson St., Sabina
  • Clinton Highland Fire District station -- 676 West St., New Vienna
  • Wilmington Municipal Building -- 69 N. South St., Wilmington
Thousands out in the heat Thursday night

Going to the Cincinnati Reds game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park Friday night?

Here’s the Reds tips for beating the heat for the 7:10 p.m. game:

• Fans are permitted to bring unopened plastic bottles of water and sports drinks into the ballpark.

• Soft-sided coolers smaller than 16 x 16 x 8 are always permitted.

• “Cool rooms” will be available with TVs so fans can watch the game. Please see a Reds staff member for an escort to a cool room.

• Cool water misting stations are located near sections 106, 129, 131, 416, 427 and under the PNC Power Stacks in center field.

• The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and Reds Team Shops are air-conditioned and good locations for fans to escape the heat.


• Fans should stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids (preferably water) before and during the game.

• Complimentary sunscreen lotion will be available at the TriHealth first aid stations near sections 110, 125 and 411.

• Extra care should be taken when exposing infants and elderly fans to these conditions as they are much more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.

• If a fan feels weak or sick, please let a Reds staff member know and medical aid will be summoned.

• Wheelchair assistance is always available. Please see a Reds staff member.

• TriHealth Event Medicine will provide additional medical staff to assist anyone overcome by the heat.

• At Reds games, TriHealth also will emergency medicine physicians, an ambulance and crew along with critical care paramedics and nurses.

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