Hot Weather Information
The following locations are available for the public to take a break from the heat over the next few days:
- Beaverton City Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The library is located at 12375 SW 5th Street.
- Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls will be open from noon – 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The library is located at 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102.
- Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Athletic Center will be open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Athletic Center is located at 15707 SW Walker Road. TriMet route numbers 59 and 67.
- Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Cedar Hills Recreation Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Cedar Hills Recreation Center is located at 11640 SW Parkway. TriMet route numbers 20 and 59.
- Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and
- Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Garden Home Recreation Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Garden Home Recreation Center is located at 7475 SW Oleson Road. TriMet route number 45.
- Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Elsie Stuhr Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Water is available on site. The Elsie Stuhr Center is located at 5550 SW Hall Blvd.
Hot Weather Tips
- According to the U.S. Department of Energy, keeping your blinds or curtains closed can reduce the amount of heat passing through your home by as much as 45 percent. Also, keep all windows and doors shut until the temperature outside begins to cool.
- Try ventilation at night, by pointing the fan blades outside to suck warm air out of your home.
- Makeshift Air Conditioner, visit this link to learn how to make an at-home air conditioner unit for $8 https://youtu.be/FaC0dlRENk0
- Make a cold compress using a cotton sock filled with rice, tied with twine and frozen for two hours before bedtime. Place between your sheets to keep your bed cool.
- Stay hydrated. Drink more water than usual.
- Keep an eye out for heat illness. There are three types of heat illness:
Heat cramps: painful spasms usually in muscles of legs and abdomen. Heavy sweating. First Aid: Firm pressure on cramping muscles, or gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of water or a sports drink. If nausea occurs, discontinue use.
Heat Exhaustion: Heavy sweating, weakness, skin cold, pale and clammy. Pulse thready. Normal temperature possible. Fainting and vomiting. First Aid: Get victim out of sun. Lay down and loosen clothing. Apply cool, wet cloths. Fan or move victim to air conditioned room. Give sips of water or a sports drink. If nausea occurs, discontinue use. If vomiting continues, seek immediate medical attention.
Heat Stroke (or sunstroke): High body temperature (106° F. or higher). Hot, dry skin. Rapid and strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness. First Aid: HEAT STROKE IS A SEVERE MEDICAL EMERGENCY. SUMMON EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OR GET THE VICTIM TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. DELAY CAN BE FATAL.
- Never leave pets or children alone in a vehicles—temperatures inside can reach dangerous levels in just a few minutes.
- Wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing.