The National Weather Service, Seattle WA has issued an urgent weather alert. A heat advisory is in effect for Monday, July 26, 2020, and remains in effect from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. High temperatures of 90 to 95 degrees expected.
This heat advisory covers the Southwest Interior region, including the Tacoma Area, Lower Chehalis Valley Area, Seattle, and Vicinity. This includes Auburn, Washington.
The National Weather Service reminds that hot temperatures will cause a moderate risk for heat-
related illnesses, especially for those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.
Precautionary Tips from the NWS
- Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
- Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
- Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
- To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heatstroke is an emergency, Call 911!