Submitted by Lewis County Emergency Management

We are about to see some hot summer temperatures across Lewis County, and much of the state this week. The National Weather Service is predicting very hot temperatures Tuesday afternoon through Friday evening. Temperatures will be in the 90s each day with close to 100 in some areas. Overnight lows will only briefly drop into the mid-60s, not providing much relief at night.

Below are steps you can take NOW to try and keep your home cool. Do not rely on only a fan as your primary cooling device.

  • Cover windows with drapes or shades.
  • Take a cool shower.
  • Find places with air conditioning.

Anyone can be overcome by heat which can lead to heat-related illnesses; however, infants, young children, older adults, and people with chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk. If you see any of the below signs, seek medical help immediately.

Know the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion:

Heat Stroke

  • Very high body temperature (above 103? F)
  • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Upset stomach
  • Confusion
  • Passing out

High Exhaustion

  • Heavy sweating
  • Paleness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach or vomiting
  • Fainting

Don’t forget about your pet. Whether they are indoor or outdoor, it is important to keep them safe from the heat. Some things to keep in mind:

  • NEVER leave pets in the car.
  • Avoid hot surfaces.
  • Offer cold water and shade.
  • Watch for heat stress
    • Excessive panting
    • Drooling
    • Weakness
    • Reluctance to move

A list of Lewis County Cooling Station Locations can be found below, or visit our website for the current list of Cooling Stations. These locations are public buildings with air conditioning that are open to the general public that may not have other alternatives to avoid the heat.

Location Address Hours of Operations
All Timberland Regional Libraries 
(Centralia, Chehalis, Mountain View – Randle, Packwood, Salkum, Winlock)
           Centralia 110 S Silver Street, Centralia 10 AM to 5 PM
           Chehalis 400 N. Market, Chehalis 10 AM to 5 PM
           Mountain View (Randle) 210 Silverbrook Road, Randle 10 AM to 5 PM
           Packwood 109 W. Main Street, Packwood 10 AM to 5 PM
           Salkum 2480 US-12, Salkum 10 AM to 5 PM
           Winlock 322 NE First St, Winlock 10 AM to 5 PM
Lewis County Senior Centers

(Morton, Packwood, Pe Ell, Toledo, Twin Cities, Winlock)

           Morton 103 Westlake Ave, Morton 9 AM to 3 PM
           Packwood 12931 US Hwy 12, Packwood 9 AM to 3 PM
           Pe Ell 416 1st Street, Pe Ell 9 AM to 3 PM
           Toledo 150 Coal Street, Toledo 9 AM to 3 PM
           Twin Cities 2545 N. National Ave, Chehalis 9 AM to 3 PM
           Winlock 119 SW Kerron Ave, Winlock 9 AM to 3 PM
The Salvation Army 303 N. Gold St, Centralia 9 AM to 6 PM
Lewis County Gospel Mission 72 SW Chehalis Ave, Chehalis 7 AM to 2 PM
Centralia City Council Chambers (Court) 118 W. Maple St, Centralia 12 PM – 5 PM
Bob Lyle Building 700 Main Ave, Morton Tuesday – Thursday 1 PM – 6 PM
Lewis County Fire District 3 – Mossyrock 238 Mossyrock Road East, Mossyrock 7 AM – 5 PM
Lewis County Fire District 4 – Morton 214 2nd St, Morton 7 AM – 4 PM
Lewis County Fire District 5 – Napavine 102 2nd Ave NE, Napavine 10 AM – 5 PM
Lewis County Fire District 10 – Packwood 12953 US HWY, Packwood 11 AM – 6 PM

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Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay safe Lewis County!

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