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.
- STAY HYDRATED!
- 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:
- Very high body temperature (above 103? F)
- Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
- Rapid, strong pulse
- Throbbing headache
- Upset stomach
- Passing out
- Heavy sweating
- Muscle cramps
- Upset stomach or vomiting
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
- 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!