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Dangerous Heat Coming to Seattle

The Seattle region will be undergoing a record-breaking heat wave starting Friday and into early next week. There will be little to no relief from the heat overnight and a high to very high risk of heat-related impacts/illness for much of the population, especially those who are heat sensitive and those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.

The City of Seattle is opening up more than 30 cooling centers throughout the city during this extreme heat event. Beat the heat! Find a library, recreation center, pool, or other cooling center near you at

Know the signs of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them. Check on at-risk family & neighbors often. Help them get to an air-conditioned place or cooling center if possible. Cooling center locations:

Never leave pets in the car! Temperatures rise quickly even with the windows down and can be deadly for your pet. Beat the Heat indoors, check on neighbors and always call 911 if you see a pet or child in a hot car. Be sure your pets have access to plenty of water, especially when it’s hot. Make sure your pet has plenty of shady places to go when outdoors. Test sidewalks with your hand. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s probably too hot for your pet.