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Posted on: July 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Cooling Centers Open

Cooling Centers

A number of cooling centers are open for those looking to beat the heat, including several in Pasco.  They include:

In addition, here are some important tips to keep cool in this heat from the State Department of Health:

  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Never leave any person or pet in a parked vehicle.
  • Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible. Visit a cooling center or other public air-conditioned space, like a mall or library. Keep your home cool by closing window shades during the day and using the stove and oven less. 
  • Do not rely on a fan as your only cooling source. Electric fans may provide some comfort, but they won’t prevent heat-related illness when temperatures are very hot. 
  • If you go outside, do so early or late in the day when it’s cooler. Apply sunscreen and wear a hat and light, loose-fitting clothes. Take breaks and seek shade in parks and greenspaces where it will be cooler than paved areas. 
  • Check on friends, family, neighbors, and pets. Check-in on and assist those who are vulnerable or at higher risk, such as people who are elderly, ill, or may need help. Protect pets from heat and sun, and beware of asphalt that can burn their paws. 
  • Take action if you notice symptoms of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps). Move to a cooler location to rest for a few minutes and seek medical attention immediately if you do not feel better. 
  • Practice water safety. Always supervise young children closely when in or around water. Wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket that fits well during water activities, like boating or paddleboarding. 
  • Check for restrictions or warnings before lighting any outdoor fires. High temperatures and dry conditions increase wildfire risk.

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