– From the Yelm Police Dept.:
With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees or beyond by Thursday the City of Yelm will be opening the Public Safety Building (Training Room) as a cooling center for anyone needing relief. There are chairs, tables and a couple television monitors to pass the time. The room will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Friday and the hours can be extended if needed. The address of the Public Safety Building is 206 Mckenzie Ave SE and the phone number is #360-458-5701. If additional locations become available in Yelm as a cooling center we will share with everyone. Thurston County Emergency Management maintains a list of cooling centers throughout Thurston County for anyone needing relief elsewhere.
Please look after anyone that may need help in this heat wave to include animals. Make sure everyone has plenty of water and a place to cool down.
– From Thurston County Emergency Management
For a list of locations throughout the county where citizens can go to keep cool.
– From the Business Examiner:
“L&I urges safety in record heat”
People who work outdoors in hot weather should follow these five tips to beat the heat:
1. Drink a lot of water. Start work well hydrated and try to drink a cup every 15 minutes.
2. Keep an eye on your co-workers. Watch those working around you for signs of heat-related illness, including headaches, dizziness or nausea.
3. Don’t overdo it. Pace your work and take scheduled breaks in the shade.
4. Wear lightweight clothing and remove protective gear when it’s safe to do so.
5. Limit caffeine and avoid heavy meals.