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Severe Weather Alert

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The National Weather Service is forecasting excessive heat for our region for August 23-24.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is monitoring the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning. We will update our Events page and post about any impacts on programs/events in the Preserves through the duration of the alert.

If you do decide to visit the Preserves, please use caution:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Take breaks from strenuous outdoor activities
  • Travel with a partner, if possible
  • Always let someone know where you are going and how long you will be gone