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City of Seattle update on preparations for excessive heat
City of Seattle update on preparations for excessive heat
6/24/202133:26

As the National Weather Service has forecasted an excessive heat watch with record-breaking temperatures from Friday, June 25 through Tuesday, June 29, the City of Seattle will be opening more than 30 "cooling centers" including senior centers, community centers, libraries, day/hygiene, and an emergency shelter in addition to beaches, pools, spray parks, and wading pools. All locations and hours of operation vary. Temperatures across Seattle metro area are forecast to reach the low 100s by Monday, a record-breaking day.  More information: https://durkan.seattle.gov/2021/06/city-of-seattle-opens-additional-cooling-centers-and-updated-guidance-for-staying-cool-in-extreme-heat%e2%80%af/

Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle
Dennis Worsham, Interim Director, Public Health - Seattle & King County
Willie Barrington, Assistant Chief of Resource Management, Seattle Fire Department
Justin Cutler, Recreation Division Director, Seattle Parks & Recreation
Helen Howell, Interim Director, Seattle Human Services Department
Tom Fay, Interim Chief Librarian, Seattle Public Library
Philip Saunders, Department of Finance and Administrative Services
Michelle Vargo, Chief Operating Officer, Seattle City Light

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