BEAT THE HEAT!
KEEP COOL DURING EXTREME HEAT
Extreme heat events are the most dangerous weather hazard in the United States contributing to an average of more than 600 reported deaths per year. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 105 in Healdsburg on Sunday, June 18th.
The City has a weather response plan that calls for increased action and outreach to residents and vulnerable populations once a certain weather threshold has been reached. The city is taking measures due to the extreme heat and OPENING the COOLING CENTER from 12:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, June 18th. Emergency Management will continue to monitor the coming days and make determinations on the continued activation.
The City Cooling Center is at the Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson Street. Residents are asked to bring your own prepared food. Cool water, puzzles, cards and games are available for entertainment plus plenty of shade.
High or unusually hot temperatures can affect one’s health. People are advised to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke by following the tips below:
• Check on your elderly neighbors
• Never leave children or pets in cars
• Drink plenty of water and avoid very cold drinks
• Take cool showers to lower your body temperature
• Limit your exposure to the sun – stay indoors where it
Is air-conditioned or go to a public place that is air conditioned
• Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing