An extended period of very hot weather is expected over the next several days. Temperatures will begin to rise on Friday, and it’s possible that temperatures in the high 90s to low 100s will continue into the middle of next week.
This stretch of extremely hot weather could be dangerous for anyone, but especially for young children, older adults or anyone with an existing heart or lung illness.
“We urge people to limit their time outdoors if possible, wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothing, drink plenty of water, and stay in air-conditioning as much they can,” says Washington County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Christina Baumann.
Washington County Emergency Management has compiled a list of locations and interactive map with all of the cooling center information. It includes information for Friday, Sept. 1, through Thursday, Sept. 7.
Please note that Monday is Labor Day, and many places are closed or have reduced hours.
Washington County will post any cooling center updates on their website at http://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/cooling-centers.cfm.
For symptoms and treatment of heat-related illnesses, visit http://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/faq.html.