East Wenatchee, WA – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning, which
will remain in effect all week.
Potential health impacts due to heatwaves include: increase in water-related accidents and heat related
illnesses, as well as power outages that could limit access to cooling.
North Central Washington Libraries will operate as cooling centers during normal business hours.
Visit NCW Libraries for a cooling center near you.
Follow these steps to avoid heat-related accidents and illnesses:
• Consider cancelling outdoor activities during the heat of the day (10 am – 4 pm);
• Never leave children and/or pets in a vehicle;
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol, caffeine and high-sugar
• If possible, use air conditioning units or remain in a cool place.
Heat-related illnesses like heat strokes, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rashes are
preventable. Seek medical attention if you are experiencing severe symptoms such as high body
temperature, heavy sweating, fainting, dizziness, nausea, headaches or muscle cramps. For
additional information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html.
For additional hot weather safety tips, visit https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/be-prepared-besafe/
severe-weather-and-natural-disasters/hot-weather-safety or www.cdhd.wa.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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