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City of Marysville cooling center opens

MARYSVILLE – The City of Marysville announces that the Marysville Sno-Isle Regional Public Library can be used by the public as a cooling center to sit down and rest.

The library, located at 6120 Grove St., will be open this week during the following days and times:

Wednesday July 29 – 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Thursday July 30 – 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday July 31 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Seating in the Large Conference Room in the library will enable visitors to take a break from hot temperatures anticipated for the rest of this week. Pets are not allowed in the library. While the library has vending machines in the main lobby and a drinking fountain, visitors may also bring their own snacks.

During this and any heat spells, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids for good hydration. Try to stay in an air-conditioned room if possible and out of the sun if possible. Check on relatives and neighbors, especially those with health issues that may make them more susceptible to heat illnesses.

Do not leave pets or children unattended in the car. The temperature in a vehicle is much higher than outside and it only takes a few minutes for severe medical problems and even death to occur. If you know you will be visiting a place where pets are not allowed, it is best to leave them at home.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and Air Stagnation Advisory for the Everett-Marysville area, which Monday afternoon and will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of dangerously hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and rather high humidity combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

For tips on staying cool and safe during this heat spell, visit the American Red Cross Web site at www.redcross.org and click on the “Heat Waves” link.

Heat Relief for Families in Need

With the temperature expected to hover near record-breaking territory, Imagine Children’s Museum is opening its doors to families in need. On Thursday, July 30,, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., families with young children who are facing financial needs are encouraged to enjoy the Museum’s air conditioned space at no charge.

“People often talk about the impact of heat on the elderly,” said Nancy Johnson, Executive Director of Imagine Children’s Museum, “but it is critical to remember that children also are at a particularly high risk. They are much more susceptible to risk from heat illness and dehydration than healthy adults.”

Imagine Children's Museum is located at 1502 Wall Street in Everett.

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