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City of Seattle Announces Cooling Centers and Resources Ahead of Heat Wave

Seattle (July 25, 2022) – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Seattle this week due to forecasted high temperatures above 90 degrees. The warming trend will begin Tuesday and continue through Saturday. Extreme heat can cause illness and worsen existing health conditions.  

For the most current information on cooling resources for the week of July 25, check our Alert Seattle blog.

“Seattle residents are experiencing the impacts of extreme heat and climate change, and as a City we need to respond by helping residents today and building a more sustainable and resilient tomorrow,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell. “In the immediate, that means ensuring safe places for people to go when it gets too hot and educating neighbors about best practices and available resources. We recognize the impacts of climate change and severe weather are not felt equally, which is why we must center equity and vulnerable neighbors in our response, now and in the long-term.” 

The City of Seattle is working together with our regional partners to prepare for these extreme temperatures including monitoring critical infrastructure and air quality and providing resources to help keep residents cool. Cooling centers will be available across the city, and outreach teams are on the ground working with our most vulnerable residents to prevent heat illness in these extreme conditions.  

Register with AlertSeattle to receive extreme heat alerts and information on how to protect yourself and your family. 

“Extreme heat is a deadly hazard we will see more of in Seattle as a result of climate change,” said Office of Emergency Management Director Curry Mayer. “We ask residents to take extreme heat seriously by understanding the danger and learning how to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors. We will continue to work with regional, state, and federal partners to keep residents safe during extreme heat events and mitigate the risk events in the future.” 

For the most current information on cooling resources available for residents for the week of July 25, check our Alert Seattle blog.