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There are places to go in Beaverton to find relief from the heat during extreme weather.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Places to stay cool during the heatwave. Washington County Emergency Management has compiled information on where people can stay cool this week. To volunteer a business, organization or place of worship as a cooling center for this and future heat events, contact Sharon Gray at 503-846-7580.

-Beaverton City Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 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 Southwest Fifth Street.

-Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The library is located at 11200 Southwest Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102.

-Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Athletic Center will be open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through 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 S.W. 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. Monday through 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 S.W. 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. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center is located at 9985 S.W. 125th. TriMet route numbers: 62 and 92

-Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Garden Home Recreation Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday through 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 S.W. Oleson Road. TriMet route number: 45

-Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Elsie Stuhr Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Water is available on site. The Elsie Stuhr Center is located at 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd.

Washington County Public Health offers the following reminders for staying safe and healthy during extreme heat:

-Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible.

-Do not rely on a fan as the primary cooling device when it is very hot.

-Avoid strenuous activities in the heat of the day.

-Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

-Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature. Find a splash pad or fountain.

-Do not use stove, oven, washer or dryer.

-Eat small, light meals.

-Close blinds and curtains to keep sunlight out.

-If the temperature falls at night and it's safe to do so, open windows to let the cool air in.

-Drink plenty of fluids, especially while working or exercising outside.

-Avoid alcohol or sugary beverages.

For symptoms and treatment of heat-related illnesses, visit cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/faq.html.

Washington County Public Health will post updates to cooling center information at co.washington.or.us/HHS/hot-weather.cfm.

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