Heatwave Safety Tips and Resources

from DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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Updated July 21, 2022

We want to provide you with a few resources to help ensure everyone is prepared for the coming heat wave.

Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This exertion can lead to death. In fact, extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. For more information go to ready.gov/heat.

The Washington State Department of Health and many partners statewide are urging everyone to take precautions, stay cool, and protect themselves and their loved ones this weekend. A record-breaking heatwave is expected and there are ways to stay cool where you are or at cooling stations:

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