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– From the Yelm Police Dept.:
“Hot weather week ahead! The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory beginning today [July 23] with temperatures in the South Sound area hovering at or above 90 degrees for the next several days. As a result of the expected high temperatures, the Public Safety Building, located at 206 Mckenzie Ave SE, will open their training room as a cooling center from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day this week for anyone needing to escape the heat. Pay special attention to the elderly and the pets and make sure they are staying hydrated and have access to shady areas.”
– Yelm’s Cooling Center locations and hours of operation
* Yelm Timberland Library
210 Prairie Park St., Yelm
Hours: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
* Yelm Public Safety Building
206 McKenzie Ave., Yelm
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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.”