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July 10, 2024

Key messages

  • Get tips on how to stay cool in the summer heat.
  • Plan for power outages, especially if you have medical equipment.
  • Find out what you will see at our next Board of Health meeting.


Keep cool in summer heat!

When outside temperatures are high, the danger for heat-related illness rises. Make sure you and your family are keeping cool!

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Be safe if boating or swimming.
  • Never leave kids or pets in parked cars.

Heat-related danger is especially high for older adults, young kids, those living homeless and people living with mental illness or chronic disease.

Learn more at

Always plan for power outages

If you have medical equipment that uses electricity, prepare for power outages that can happen any time of year. Have a backup power plan.

  • Speak with your healthcare provider about what to do when the power goes out. 
  • Learn more about protecting your home during a power outages at  
  • If you are a Puget Sound Energy customer, call (888) 225-5773 or visit to learn how you can receive earlier notification of Public Safety Power Shutoffs, when possible.

What you’ll learn at the July 17 Board of Health study session

The Board of Health will meet July 17 for a study session. You can see presentations about:

  • How we connect with folks in the White River community.
  • Our work to promote racial justice and health equity.

You can find the agenda later this week on our website. Questions? Email Pat Darden at

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