By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue Public Information Officer, June 26, 2021.
As our region approaches record breaking temperatures, Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue is setting up two public hot weather shelters to help those without other options seek respite from the heat.
Both shelters will be open on Sunday, June 27th, and Monday, June 28th, from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm when temperatures are to reach their highest.
Here are the shelter locations:
Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue wants residents to be aware of the signs of heat related illnesses. It is important not to underestimate the dangers of heat, even with short exposure.
If you have heat exhaustion move to a cool place, hydrate, and reduce temperature with cool cloths or cool bath. Seek medical help if symptoms worsen or last longer than 1 hour.
Heat Exhaustion Symptoms:
- Heavy sweating.
- Cold, pale, clammy skin.
- Fast, weak pulse.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Muscle cramps.
- Weakness or fatigue.
This is a medical emergency. If you or someone you know has heat stroke call 911.
Heat Stroke Symptoms:
- High body temperature (103 degrees F or higher).
- Hot, red, dry or damp skin.
- Fast, strong pulse.
- Loss of consciousness.