Warming Centers and Cold Weather Tips
With the extreme temperatures upon us, please take extra precautions when going outside. Listed below, are warming centers available throughout Kendall County as well as some helpful tips from FEMA.
During Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
- Stay indoors during the storm.
- Walk carefully on snowy, icy, walkways.
- Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack—a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
- Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
- Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
- Watch for signs of hypothermia. These include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible.
- Drive only if it is absolutely necessary. If you must drive: travel in the day; don’t travel alone; keep others informed of your schedule; stay on main roads and avoid back road shortcuts.
- Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive. If your car gets stuck along the way, help can be sent along your predetermined route.
- If the pipes freeze, remove any insulation or layers of newspapers and wrap pipes in rags. Completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, starting where they were most exposed to the cold (or where the cold was most likely to penetrate).
- Maintain ventilation when using kerosene heaters to avoid build-up of toxic fumes. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects.
- Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
- If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55ºF.
KENDALL COUNTY WARMING CENTERS
Emergency Preparedness & Response
KENDALL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
NOTE: Some locations are only available during regular business hours.
Please call first to ensure that the warming center is able to receive you.
Beecher Community Center (630) 553-5777
908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville
Senior Service Associates (630) 553-5777
908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville
Caring Hands Thrift Shop (630) 553-1847 (Monday - Friday, 9am-5 pm & Saturday, 9 am-3pm)
1002 S. Bridge Street, Yorkville
Fox Valley Y.M.C.A. (630) 552-4100
3875 Eldamain Road, Plano
Grace Community Church (630) 553-0700
Rt. 126 & Mill Road, Yorkville
Heritage Woods of Yorkville (630) 882-6502
242 Greenbriar Road, Yorkville
Kendall County Health Department (630) 553-9100
811 W. John Street, Yorkville
Kendall County Public Safety Center (630) 553-7500 (24 hour availability)
1102 Cornell Road, Yorkville
Newark Fire Barn (815) 695-5147
Oswegoland Park District (630) 554-1010
- Civic Center, 5 Ashlawn Avenue, Montgomery
- Prairie Point, 313 E. Washington Street (corner of Plainfield & Grove Rds.), Oswego
- Boulder Point Location, 0 Boulder Hill Pass (corner of Boulder Hill Pass & Rt. 25), Montgomery
- South Point Location, 810 Preston Lane, Oswego
Oswego Police Department (630) 551-7300 (24 hour availability)
3525 Route 34, Oswego
Oswego Public Library District (630) 554-3150 (For hours, see: http://www.oswego.lib.il.us)
- 32 W. Jefferson St., Oswego
- 1111 Reading Dr., Montgomery
Oswego Senior Center (630) 554-5602 (Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm)
156 E. Washington Street, Oswego
Oswego Village Hall (630) 554-3287
100 Parkers Mill (Intersection of Rt. 31 & 34)
Plainfield Police Department (815) 436-2341 (Walk-in or Call is acceptable)
14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield
Plano City Hall (630) 552-8275 (Monday – Friday, 8 am - 5 pm)
17 East Main Street, Plano
Plano Community Library (630) 552-2009 (For hours, see: http://www.plano.lib.il.us)
15 W. North Street, Plano
Yorkville Public Library (630) 553-4354 (For hours, see: http://www.yorkville.lib.il.us)
902 Game Farm Road, Yorkville
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