from DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
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:
- King 5 News – Cooling Centers in western Washington
- Aging and Disability Services King County – Planning for Extreme Heat
- The Seattle Public Library – Cooling Shelter Locater
- Snohomish County Cooling Centers – Cooling Centers Location Map
- DOH – Heatwave Safety including if your power goes out
- DOH – Hot Weather Tips
- DOH – Creating Safer Air Movement