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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Cooling Locations Open to the Public during Excessive Heat

The National Weather Service is forecasting excessive heat from Wednesday noon through Saturday evening, with limited nighttime cooling.

Please do not leave children, people with health or mobility challenges, or pets in a parked car under any circumstances, even with the windows down. Cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. 

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

Snoqualmie Fire Station

37600 Snoqualmie Pkwy 425-888-1551

Fire Station Community Room

Wednesday afternoon-Sunday morning.

Masks are required. 

Snoqualmie Library
7824 Center Blvd SE in Snoqualmie, 425-888-1223

Hours: Wednesday 1-8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Masks are required, and will be provided if needed. Drinking water will be available.

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
35018 SE Ridge St on Snoqualmie Ridge, 425-256-3115

Cooling Shelter Hours: M-Th 5 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Light snacks and bottled water are allowed. 

All ages welcome. Photo ID is required for anyone 16 or older. Masks are required for anyone who is not fully immunized or too young to be immunized. 

Transportation to Cooling Locations

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Information
Convenient transportation is provided Monday-Friday 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.

 Call 911 with any heat-related health concerns. 

 Find more tips for dealing with heat on the King County website. 

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