Excessive Heat Information

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Excessive Heat

Excessive Heat Warning in Effect

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning from 10am Saturday to 11pm Monday. The Weather Service predicts that this weather pattern will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

WHAT: Dangerously hot temperatures of 98 to 103 likely, with temperatures locally 103 to 108 are possible. Overnight low temperatures mostly 65 to 70 degrees, but few spots such as the Columbia River Gorge and the Portland-Vancouver metro area may only cool down to the middle 70s Saturday and Sunday nights.

WHERE: All of the lower elevations of southwest Washington and  northwest Oregon, except for those along the coast.

WHEN: Saturday through Monday evening.

IMPACTS: Extreme heat will significantly increase the  potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those  working or participating in outdoor activities.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The hot daytime temperatures, combined  with warm overnight lows, will result in high heat risk and  heat related stress.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: 

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun.
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • 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.

Please visit https://www.weather.gov/pqr/ for the latest information. 


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Cooling Shelters in Washougal and Camas

Washougal

  • Washougal Community Center (1681 C St, Washougal, WA 98671).
    Saturday-Monday, 2-8pm

Camas  

  • Grace FourSquare Church Gym, 717 SE Everett St
    Open from Noon – 6 p.m., Sunday
    Water will be available. There is a limited capacity of 75 people.  
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 324 NE Oak St
    Open from Noon – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday


Water-Conservation

Water Conservation During Excessive Heat

With the Excessive Heat Warning, running through next week and the lower than normal spring rainfall, the following conservation measures are highly suggested to ensure that we are able to deliver safe, clean and reliable potable water to all of our residents and customers.

Learn about nonessential uses of water that are not suggested for all properties connected to the city’s water system whether inside or outside of the city limits at the city's Water Conservation page.

Sprinkling and irrigation of lawns, ground cover, or other plants is not suggested between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or on any day not suggested by the established rotation schedule, below:

Your House/Business # Address

Days you Irrigate

Odd numbered

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Even numbered

Saturday, Monday, Wednesday

Everyone

Friday is a non-watering day



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Burn Ban

Due to the dangerously high temperatures and increased fire danger forecast for the weekend of June 25, Camas-Washougal Fire Department Fire Chief Nick Swinhart has issued an immediate ban on outdoor recreational fires in the cities of Camas and Washougal. 

  • All outdoor fires using wood fuel are prohibited.
  • Barbecues or grills using charcoal or gas and gas fire pits are still allowed at this time.

This ban will remain in effect until further notice. 


Fireworks

Fireworks

The City of Washougal and the Camas-Washougal Fire Department want to remind all residents to be safe during the upcoming July 4th holiday.

Due to the extreme heat, dry conditions, and elevated wildfire risk, Camas-Washougal Fire Department officials are urging residents to refrain from discharging fireworks this season. 

Please do your part to keep our communities and neighborhoods safe this upcoming holiday weekend. 

Get information about fireworks laws, restrictions and purchase/use dates at the city's Fireworks page.

cooling center

The City of Washougal is operating a cooling station at Washougal Community Center.

 Address:

  • 1681 C St, Washougal, WA 98671.

Hours:

  • Saturday, 2-8pm
  • Sunday, 2-8pm
  • Monday, 2-8pm

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