Farmington Hills designates Costick as cooling center

With extremely warm, humid weather in the forecast for the next week, the City of Farmington Hills has made the Costick Center available as a location to cool off and find relief from the heat.

Located at 28600 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills, the building will be open as a cooling center starting today through Wednesday, July 24, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Other good places to escape the heat include shopping malls, museums, movie theatres, and libraries.

During these extreme conditions, residents are advised to follow heat-related precautions:

  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.
  • Reduce your intake of caffeinated beverages.
  • Avoid strenuous outdoor work.
  • Wear lightweight clothing.
  • Pace yourself and don’t overdo it.
  • Take cool showers or baths.
  • Check on elderly, disabled or ill friends and relatives regularly.
  • Do not leave children or pets in parked cars.
  • Make sure pets have access to plenty of fresh water.

Under these conditions, heat stroke can occur quickly. Signs of heat stroke include a body temperature that exceeds 103 degrees, lack of sweating, rapid pulse, headache, nausea, confusion, and even unconsciousness. If someone is suffering from these symptoms, health officials recommend that you rapidly cool the victim and call 9-1-1.