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Auburn Opens Cooling Center in Response to Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning that will remain in effect until 11 PM this evening. In response to the warning, the City of Auburn will open the Auburn Senior Activity Center located at 808 9th St. SE as a cooling center until 9 PM this evening.

The center is open to people of all ages and to properly caged/restrained pets. Some pet cages will be available on-site if needed. 

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of dangerously hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and rather high humidity combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are more likely. 

Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. Try to stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun if possible. Check on relatives and neighbors, particularly those with health issues that may make them more susceptible to heat illnesses. 

Other places to visit to stay cool are Auburn City Hall, malls, movie theaters, restaurants, and libraries during normal business hours. 

Do not leave pets or children in the car while you run an errand. The temperature in a vehicle is much higher than outside and it only takes a few minutes for severe medical problems and even death to occur. If you know you will be visiting a place where pets are not allowed, it is best to leave them at home.

For more information, contact the City’s Emergency Management division at 253-876-1925 or visit www.auburnwa.gov/disaster.