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Cooling stations open in Marysville

SMOKEY POINT — Marysville has three air-conditioned locations open to all ages to help them beat the heat.

The general reading areas in the Marysville Library, located at 6120 Grove St. in Marysville, are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 30, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 31.

The Marysville Fire District has opened Shoultes Station 62, located at 10701 Shoultes Rd. in Marysville, and Sunnyside Station 66, located at 7217 40th St. NE in Marysville, as cooling centers, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 30-31. The fire district will wait to see how temperatures are forecast, before deciding whether to keep the fire stations open longer, according to Kristen Thorstenson, public information officer for the district.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning and air stagnation advisory for the Everett-Marysville area, which will remain in effect until 6 p.m. 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.

Unless there is an emergency declaration, the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management typically does not make requests to the Red Cross or Salvation Army to open shelters, deferring instead to the cities. Other entities, such as nursing homes or day care facilities, may make such requests, but those don't go through DEM.

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.


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