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Office of Emergency Management

King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 NE 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056
Main Phone: 206-296-3830
Toll Free: 800-523-5044
Fax: 206-205-4056
ecc.kc@kingcounty.gov

Enhanced 911 Program
Seattle, WA
206-296-3910
E-911 program office

July 12, 2010

Cooling centers open in King County

Updated August 03, 2012
There are currently no official King County sponsored cooling centers open. Stay cool by utilizing malls, movie theaters, libraries and other public facilities to get out of the heat. Also follow safety guidelines outlined below.

King County Libraries are open during normal hours. Click here for locations and hours.

Tips on heat and health
Signs and symptoms of heat related illness may vary but can include: heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, and fainting.

Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which can cause death or permanent disability unless treated immediately. Symptoms of heat stroke include an extremely high body temperature (above 103°F); red, hot, and dry skin; rapid, strong pulse; nausea, confusion and unconsciousness. Public Health - Seattle & King County is urging people to take precautions and monitor themselves and others for signs and symptoms of heat related illness and call for medical aid as necessary.

Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay in air-conditioned buildings such as public libraries and community centers, malls and movie theaters. Check on relatives and neighbors, particularly those with health issues. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows rolled down.

More hot weather safety tips are available at www.kingcounty.gov/health/BeatTheHeat