Caution: Excessive Heat Watch Starts Friday

Caution: Excessive Heat Watch Starts Friday

Good day,

Our area is under an excessive heat watch from Friday through Monday. Please see NOAA’s tips for staying safe in severe heat:

What Admin is doing

Under Tribal Council’s direction, Administration is taking numerous measures to keep our community safe, among them:

  • Elders: As it does every year during high heat, Elders is bringing in portable air conditioning units for distribution.
  • Social services programs: Staff are checking on vulnerable populations.
  • Tiny homes village: Portable AC units and extra water are being brought in.
  • Firecracker Alley: Public Safety and Law Enforcement are well aware of the situation. Extra water is being arranged, and additional safety measures are being put into place.

What you can do

Check on loved ones who might need help, such as Elders. “Think about the Elders in your family,” Dr. Alan Shelton, the Tribe’s medical director, said this morning in a call with Administration. “If no one is checking in on them, they might be getting dehydrated or overheated.”

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has additional resources for heat safety

You can get updates on the heat advisory here:

Local places to stay cool

  • City of Fife is opening a cooling center at the Fife Community Center, 2111 54th Ave East, Fife, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. It will feature bottled water, plus games, a DIY craft station and free wifi in an air conditioned space. No registration or appointment is necessary. Admission is free.  Learn more.