Heat Wave Safety Info

With forecasted temperatures of over 90 degrees this week, cities and organizations across King County of Issaquah and Sammamish have set up locations to escape the heat. See the local list below, and visit King County Emergency Management or KCRHA to see other regional options.

Please spread the word to those who may need a cool place in the upcoming days!

Issaquah Senior Center

The City of Issaquah is opening a cooling center at the Senior Center during the heat wave.  

Days/Hours: Tues 7/26 to Sat 7/30, 8:30a-9:00p
Location: 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: 425-837-3339
Web: issaquahwa.gov/HighHeat

Issaquah Library 

Days/Hours: Mon 10:00a-5:00p, Tues-Thurs 1:00p-8:00p, Fri-Sat 10:00a-5:00p, Sun closed
Location: 10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: 425-392-5430
Web: kcls.org/locations/issaquah/

Sammamish YMCA

No membership is needed to sit and cool down. Photo ID may be requested. 

Days/Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00a-9:00p; Sat 7:00a-7:00p, Sun 8:00a-6:00p
Location: 831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
Phone: 425-391-4840
Web: www.seattleymca.org/locations/sammamish-community-ymca

Sammamish Library 

Days/Hours: Mon 10:00a-5:00p, Tues-Wed 1:00p-8:00p, Thurs-Fri 10:00a-5:00p, Sat closed, Sun 11:00a-6:00p
Location: 825 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
Phone: 425-392-3130
Web: kcls.org/locations/sammamish/

Sammamish City Hall

Days/Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30a-5:00p
Location: 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
Phone: 425-295-0531
Web: https://www.sammamish.us/government/about/city-hall/

Renton Community Center

Days/Hours: Tues-Fri 2:00p-9:00p
Location: 1715 SE Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 425-430-6700
Web: www.rentonwa.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=8838936

Renton Library 

Days/Hours: Mon 10:00a-5:00p, Tues-Wed 1:00p-8:00p, Thurs-Sat 10:00a-5:00p, Sun closed
Location: 100 Mill Avenue S, Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 425-226-6043
Web: kcls.org/locations/renton/

Renton Highlands Library 

Days/Hours: Mon 10:00a-5:00p, Tues-Wed 1:00p-8:00p, Thurs 10:00a-8:00p, Fri 10:00a-5:00p, Sat closed, Sun 11:00a-6:00p
Location: 2801 NE 10th Street, Renton, WA 98056
Phone: 425-392-3130
Web: kcls.org/locations/renton-highlands/

To Reduce or Prevent the Onset of Heat Illnesses:

  1. Drink plenty of water. Rcommended amount on hot days is 1 quart per hour (1 cup per 15 minutes).

  2. Know the signs/symptoms of heat-related illness; monitor yourself and co-workers.

  3. Avoid extended time in direct sun. Older adults, children and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.

  4. Use cooling fans/air conditioning if possible.

  5. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.

  6. Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, and heavy meals.

  7. Be safe if you're on the water. Warm weather does not always mean warm water. Local lakes and rivers can be cold enough to cause  hypothermia, even in the summer. Be safe and wear personal protective devices like life jackets when on the water.

Please stay safe and check on your neighbors, relatives, and those vulnerable to extreme temperatures!

If you need a place to cool down, visit wa211.org or dial 2-1-1.