Summer roars in: heat advisory issued, air-conditioned spots open to public

Hello Summer!

Is your backyard blow up pool or slip-and-slide up yet? Temperatures are expected to soar to and above 90 degrees this weekend in the Snoqualmie Valley.

In response to the National Weather Service’s recently issued Heat Advisory, which covers the entire Puget Sound region, the City of Snoqualmie is offering safety tips and  reminding residents of places to cool off, especially if their homes do not have air conditioning.

Important reminder: local lakes and rivers are still cold this time of year. Caution is advised. Don’t leave kids or pets in parked cars, even just for a few minutes.

Quick Tips for Excessive Heat

  • Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in yourself and others. Call 911 immediately if you know someone who experiences symptoms.
  • Do not leave children or people with mobility challenges in a parked car, even with the windows down. Car temperatures can reach 10 degrees more than outside.
  • King County animal control officers will respond to calls about animals in distress due to the heat. Call 911 or 206-296-PETS (7387) if you see a pet in a hot car.
  • Avoid dehydration by avoiding drinks with caffeine, alcohol, and high sugar levels.
  • Rivers and lakes are still cold, even though it’s hot outside. That can sap even strong swimmers’ strength in a matter of minutes. Wear a personal flotation device and avoid alcohol. Learn more about water safety and drowning prevention. More tips for dealing with heat are on the King County Emergency Management website.
The public is invited to stay cool at any of the following locations:

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 35016 SE Ridge St on Snoqualmie Ridge Hours: Mon.- Fri. 5 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed. More information: 425-256-3115

Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd SE on Snoqualmie Ridge Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.– 5:00p.m. The Snoqualmie Library is closed on Sundays. Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed. More information: 425-888-1223

North Bend Library, 115 E. 4th Street in North Bend Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.– 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m. Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed. More information: 425-888-0554

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Lobby, 9801 Frontier Ave. SE in Snoqualmie Hours: 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed. There is also a public cafeteria and dining room in the spacious lobby. More Information: 425-831-2300

Transportation Is Available on Snoqualmie Valley Transportation: Demand-response / Dial a ride: 425-888-7001 The Loop circulates in downtown North Bend and downtown Snoqualmie at fixed locations. The Valley Shuttle has a fixed schedule between North Bend and Duvall.

 

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