Heat Advisory & Excessive Heat Warnings Issued for Region
The National Weather Service issued heat advisory and excessive heat warnings for parts Jefferson County, Washington. Follow the link below to see all alerts for Washington State.
Any Jefferson County PUD customers who are currently disconnected for non-payment may request reconnection by calling and talking to a representative at (360) 385-5800.
A heat advisory is in place for the Olympic region and eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca (expires 8/16/23 at 11pm). An excessive heat warning is in place for the Hood Canal Area (expires 8/16/23 at 11pm). Follow the link below to see all alerts for Washington State.
From Jefferson County Emergency Management:
- Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors, especially those vulnerable to heatstroke.
- 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 heat stroke.
- 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.
- Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1. For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit wa211.org anytime.