An excessive heat warning is in effect across the Valley until 8 p.m. this Wednesday, July 25. Temperatures will range from 110 to 118 degrees, significantly increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses. While staying safe in the sun may seem like the obvious rule of thumb, the dangers are real.
There have been five confirmed heat-associated deaths in Maricopa County since May.
The City of Tempe has partnered with Maricopa County and cities Valleywide to offer several cooling and hydration stations to help keep residents safe while traveling in the heat.
Cooling stations can be used during business hours to escape the sun and cool off in the AC of a city facility. Hydration stations offer cold water to anyone who needs it.
Here are a few tips for traveling in the sun:
1.) Drink plenty of water before you head outside.
2.) Bring enough water for your entire trip.
3.) Use an umbrella to cool you down and provide shade.
4.) Know where there are cooling or hydration stations along your route.
For more information, visit www.tempe.gov/HydrationStations.