Cooling/Hydration Stations in Response to Excessive Heat Warning
In response to the excessive heat warnings issued by the National Weather Service, Yavapai County Emergency Management, the Salvation Army, Cottonwood Fire, Verde Valley Fire and Copper Canyon Fire have established cooling and hydration stations for residents. During the day through the weekend stations will be located at:
Cottonwood Recreation Center coordination with Cottonwood Fire
June 17th through June 21st, 2017
150 S. 6th St.
Cottonwood, AZ -86326
Tel. (928) 639.3200
Black Canyon City Community Library
June 17th 9am-5pm, June 19th 9am-7pm, & June 20th 9am-7pm.
34701 South Old Black Canyon Highway
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Closed Sunday and Monday
Tel. (623) 374-5866
Verde Valley Fire Stations:
1120 South Page Springs Rd. Cornville
2700 Godard Road, Cottonwood
895 1st South Street, Clarkdale
Copper Canyon Fire Stations:
494 S Main St, Camp Verde
3240 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock
There are also many hydration stations being set up throughout the southern regions of the state, such as:
Wickenburg CAP & Senior Center
255 North Washington Street
Wickenburg Arizona 85390
(928) 684-7894 x101
NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. It is best to leave your pets at home if you cannot take them in with you. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit above outside temperatures within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke, and possibly death.
When traveling with children, remember to do the following:
- Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front with the driver.
- When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.
Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
Stay Hydrated – Drink more water than you think
- Planning to hydrate is good. However, if you’re outside, you’re going to need a lot more than 8 cups of water for the day.
- In addition to temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, the summer humidity ranges between a balmy 10 percent and a throat-parching 2 percent. And that’s not hyperbole; you can drink an entire glass of water and your mouth will feel parched within a minute. Even worse, your sweat often evaporates almost as soon as it leaves your body, so you might not realize how much water you’re losing.
- If you’re going outside for any reason, take a bottle of water; for a hike take several bottles of water or a drinking system such as a Camelbak. Many people have died after heading into the wilderness in 110 degree heat with insufficient fluids. That’s why we recommend you stay indoors. If you just have to go outside, you might be tempted to wait until night when it’s cooler.