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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 25, 2021
CONTACT:Heather Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Snohomish County Joint Information Center 425-388-5170 email@example.com
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, with temperatures expected to be above 100 degrees on Sunday and Monday throughout the region. The National Weather Service expects that these will be record-breaking temperatures.
Experts warn that there will be a high to very high risk of heat-related impacts and illness for much of the population, and especially for those who are heat sensitive and those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Experts also warn that there will be little to no relief from the heat overnight.
The Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County want to share tips to keep cool in hot weather:
Don’t underestimate the danger of heat, even with short exposure. It’s important to know the signs, symptoms and treatment for heat-related illnesses.
Heat stroke is a medical emergency and you should call 911 if any of these symptoms arise:
Heat exhaustion symptoms include:
People with heat exhaustion should move to a cool place, hydrate, and reduce temperature with cool cloths or cool bath. Seek medical help if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour.
For more health and safety updates during this heat wave, please follow the social media channels for the Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Snohomish County Parks, and Snohomish County Government.
The final day of testing at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds is Friday, June 25. Given the extreme heat, all remaining Health District testing sites will be closed Saturday, June 26 through Tuesday, June 29. The schedule for the remainder of next week is as follows:
Both sites will also be closed July 3-5 in observance of Independence Day weekend.
Appointments for testing are encouraged, and registration is available at www.snohd.org/testing. Those without internet access or needing language assistance can reach the Health District’s call center at 425.339.5278 to schedule a testing appointment. The call center is staffed 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Callers after hours or on weekends can leave a message, which will be returned on the next business day.