From Thurston County Emergency Management:
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 9 PM PDT
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from noon Saturday to 9 PM PDT
* TEMPERATURE…Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s Saturday and
low to mid 90s Sunday. Lows will fall into the 50s to around 60,
except low to mid 60s in the warmer metro areas.
OLYMPIA – Temperatures in Thurston County are expected to exceed 90 degrees this weekend, and the county’s emergency management staff is reminding residents of a few simple safety tips that can help beat the heat. Current weather conditions and additional resources are available at the Thurston County Emergency Management Division web pages, www.co.thurston.wa.us/em
Cooling center information will be posted on the Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter accounts if temperatures rise to the mid-90s or higher.
- Facebook: ThurstonEM
- Twitter: @ThurstonEM
HOT WEATHER TIPS
- Keep a cool head and remember the basics: drink plenty of fluids; avoid the sun and stay in the shade; use sunscreen, even if you’re outside for only a few minutes.
- Find cooler air in public places. Shopping centers, movie theaters, libraries, and community centers are typically air conditioned, so go out, have fun, and find some cooler air.
- Take it easy and avoid heatstroke. Don’t over-exert yourself with heavy duty yard work or strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
- NEVER leave children or pets in a hot car.
- Keep pets cool, too. Check on your outdoor pets frequently and make sure they have shelter from the sun and plenty of water.
- The heat can be hard on the young and the elderly. Check on relatives and neighbors who may be more sensitive to hot weather—young children, infants, seniors, and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk during extreme hot weather.
Read more here: http://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/pages/newsreleasedetail.aspx?List-ID=1721