Hot weather is on the way

Hotter than normal weather is forecast for our region after a cooler start to spring. Here are some tips from Public Health – Seattle & King County to help you manage the heat:

  • Check on at-risk friends, family and neighbors.
  • Stay cool.
    • Spend time in air-conditioned buildings (such as malls, movie theaters, or libraries) if you can and avoid direct contact with the sun.
    • Some cities in King County may offer cooling centers for those who need them.
    • Reduce physical activity and move to shaded areas.
    • Do outdoor activities in the cooler morning or evening hours.
    • Cool your body down quickly by wearing a wet scarf, bandana, or shirt.
  • Stay hydrated.
    • Drink plenty of water and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more.
    • Limit or avoid caffeine and alcohol. They can be dehydrating.
  • Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. It only takes a few minutes for severe medical problems and even death to occur.
  • Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Seek medical care immediately if you know someone who experiences symptoms.

Get more tips and advice on Public Health – Seattle & King County’s hot weather webpage.