Heat Wave Information

PIERCE COUNTY — The region is currently experiencing high temperatures known as a heat wave. When outside temperatures are extreme, the danger for heat-related illnesses rises. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at particularly high risk.

In anticipation of the extremely high temperatures expected over the next few days, Pierce Transit is pleased to be partnering with the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management to provide free bus rides to cooling centers.

The free rides will be in effect from Friday, June 25 through Monday, June 28. The free round-trip will be available throughout the day for passengers who tell the bus driver they are traveling to or from a cooling center.

What to do:

  • Spend time in air-conditioned places. Visit an air-conditioned mall, movie theater or other cool public place.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun.
  • Dress in lightweight clothing.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and relatives and encourage them to stay cool and drink lots of water regularly.
  • Limit the time you spend in direct sunlight.
  • Do not leave infants, children, pets or people with limited mobility in a parked car.
  • Stay tuned to the radio for updates on emergency information.
  1. Sat, Jun 26 » Cooling Center at South Hill Mall Read On
  2. Sat, Jun 26 » Cooling Center at Church For All Nations Parking Lot Read On
  3. Sat, Jun 26 » Cooling Center at Chapel Hill Church in Gig Harbor Read On
  4. Sun, Jun 27 » Cooling Center at South Hill Mall Read On
  5. Sun, Jun 27 » Cooling Center at Chapel Hill Church in Gig Harbor Read On
  6. Sun, Jun 27 – Tue, Jun 29 » Cooling Center – Puyallup Food Bank Read On
  7. Mon, Jun 28 » Cooling Center at South Hill Mall Read On
  8. Mon, Jun 28 » Cooling Center at Chapel Hill Church in Gig Harbor Read On

Mon, Jun 28 –

Cooling Center at Lighthouse Activity Center
Cooling Center at South Hill Mall
Cooling Center – The RISE Center
Cooling Center – Orting Food Bank
Cooling Center – Orting Baptist Church
MultiCare Celebrate Seniority – Cooling Center
Cooling Center at Graham-Kapowsin High School (Pets Allowed)
Cooling Center – Buckley Youth Activities Center
Cooling Center – Lakewood City Hall
Cooling Center – Franklin Pierce High School
Cooling Center at Chapel Hill Church in Gig Harbor
Cooling Center – Fife Community Center

Please drink enough water

[Editor Note: None of these are south of Parkland. Personally, Sprinker Recreation Center would be a great place to cool off watching the ice skating. I guess they do not want people loitering there. Over the ice sounds nice…]

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