Summer is clearly here and the temperatures prove that. Extreme heat advisories are in place this week and through the weekend.
Various cooling stations are open for the public:
Lakewood City Hall – 6000 Main Street. The Council chambers will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Chambers will be open late on Wednesday, as a public planning commission meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.
The Lakewood Senior Activity Center – 9112 Lakewood Drive SW . It is open Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clover Park Technical College – 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Building 23 . The McGavick Center is open to the public in the common area from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Lakewood Library – 6300 Wildaire Road SW . The library is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Over the weekend, the library is open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The University Place Library – 3609 Market Street W . The library is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Over the weekend, the library is open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Here are some tips to avoid overheating during this hot weather:
Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar. Also make sure pets have plenty of water.
Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible unless you’re sure your body has a high tolerance for heat.
Take frequent breaks when working outdoors.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sun block and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes when outdoors.
At first signs of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps), move to a cooler location, rest for a few minutes and slowly drink a cool beverage.
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