National Weather Service issues excessive heat warning for much of Puget Sound
Severe heat may cause illness or even death. When temperatures rise to extreme highs, reduce risks by taking the following precautions.
When it’s hot outside, it can be miserable inside if you don’t have air conditioning or can’t open your windows. These tips can help when it feels like an oven in your home.
Heat can be deadly, but deaths from heat are preventable.
Medications can make it harder to stay hydrated and regulate body temperature, including those for allergies and colds, thyroid, depression, heart/blood pressure, and weight loss. Check with your doctor to see if your health conditions or medications make you more sensitive to heat.
When American farmworkers, construction laborers and trash collectors die in extreme heat, it’s rarely because their employers have broken any rules. It’s because there are none.
Cooling centers will be available across the city,
To compare, in 2020, there were seven heat-related deaths in Washington state from mid-June to the end of August. From 2015 to 2020, there were a total of 39 deaths during warmer months
Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible. Stay hydrated. Help those who are vulnerable or at higher risk.
Groups at increased risk from extreme heat include older adults, people with chronic medical conditions, children, and those who work or exercise in the heat.