Cooling centers to open in Edmonds as hot temps forecasted
Last updated 8/12/2021 at 9am
The National Weather Service has issued a high heat warning for the Puget Sound Area from Thursday, Aug. 12, through Saturday, Aug. 14. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the 90-degree range, possibly reaching the high 90s.
This level of heat can be dangerous to individuals, as well as pets unable to stay cool.
Cooling stations in the area are one way Edmonds residents can beat the heat. There are three cooling stations that will be operating in the city.
– The Edmonds Library, with operating hours of 10 a.m. to 6 pm. Masks are required.
– The Hazel Miller Spray Park at Edmonds City Park, with hours of 10 a.m.. to 8 .pm daily. Note that dogs are not allowed at the spray park.
– The Edmonds Waterfront Center plans to open its cooling station when temperature reach 90 degrees or above. Currently, it plans to be open on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
People who are vulnerable to heat include the elderly, infants and young children, pregnant woman, and people with certain medical conditions.
To avoid the risks of heat-related illness, follow these tips:
_ Stay hydrated
– Avoid prolonged sun exposure, particularly during the hours of 3-6pm
– Take frequent breaks during outdoor activities
– Stay cool with cold towels on the neck
º Never leave a child, pet, or person with mobility issues in car, even for a short period of time or with windows cracked
–Keep indoor temperatures cooler by not using ovens and stoves and by keeping curtains/blinds closed and also close doors to unused rooms
For a full list of cooling centers throughout Snohomish County: http://www.bit.ly/3fXFwWC.
For more information about the risks of heat-related illness and more tips to stay cool: http://www.snohd.org/228/Weather.