Cooling locations open to the public during excessive heat

Locals should get ready for temperatures upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit for the next few days.

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

The National Weather Service is forecasting weather in the upper 80 degrees Fahrenheit for the next few days.

The services asks locals to not leave children, people with health or mobility challenges, or pets in a parked car, even with the windows down.

Car temperatures can reach 10 degrees more than the outside temperature.

The public is invited to visit any of the following cooling locations.

Snoqualmie Library

  • 7824 Center Boulevard SE on Snoqualmie Ridge, (425) 888-1223.
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed.

North Bend Library

  • 115 E. 4th St. in North Bend, (425) 888-0554.
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed.

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA

  • 35018 SE Ridge St. on Snoqualmie Ridge, 425-256-3115.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Light snacks and bottled water are allowed. All ages welcome. Those 18 and older must bring identification for the safety of the summer camp children.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Lobby

  • 9801 Frontier Ave. SE in Snoqualmie, 425-831-2300.
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed.
  • There is also a public cafeteria and dining room in the spacious lobby.

Mt. Si Senior Center

  • 411 Main Ave. S in North Bend, 425-888-3434
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For ages 50 and older and caregivers
  • Lunch served Monday through Friday at 12 p.m. locals should call in advance for a low-cost lunch.
  • Water, juice, coffee and tea are available. Light snacks are allowed.

Umpqua Bank Meeting Room

  • Pets are welcome.
  • 146 W. 2nd St. in North Bend, 425-888-1616
  • Food and beverages are allowed.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Transportation to Cooling Locations

Locals can find Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Information on their website at http://svtbus.org/

Convenient transportation is provided throughout the Snoqualmie Valley by Snoqualmie Valley Transportation for only $1 per ride.

  • The Loop circulates in downtown North Bend and downtown Snoqualmie at fixed locations.
  • The Valley Shuttle has a fixed schedule between North Bend and Duvall.
  • Demand Response Service (Dial-a-Ride) is available throughout Snoqualmie and North Bend. Call 425-888-7001 to schedule a ride.

Tips for Managing Excessive Heat

  • Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in yourself and others. Call 911 immediately if you know someone who experiences symptoms.
  • Do not leave children or people with mobility challenges in a parked car, even with the windows down. Call 911 immediately if you see unattended children in parked cars.
  • King County animal control officers will respond to calls about animals in distress due to the heat. Call 911or 206-296-7387 for assistance.
  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid dehydration, which can occur when relying on drinks with caffeine or high sugar levels. Also avoid alcohol.
  • Rivers and lakes are still cold, even though it’s hot outside. That can sap even strong swimmers’ strength in a matter of minutes. Wear a personal flotation device and avoid alcohol. Learn more about water safety and drowning prevention.

Locals should call 911 with any heat-related health concerns.

More tips for dealing with heat are on the King County website.

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