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Help for When it's Hot Pages
Know the symptoms of heat-related illnesses.
Multnomah County’s Office of Communications, in partnership with area agencies, coordinates media requests during hot weather events.
There are multiple opportunities to help at cooling centers and misting stations today, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug 15.
Children are more sensitive to heat and dehydration than adults.
A great hot-weather event depends on sound judgement and high-temperature planning
An unprecedented heat dome settled over the region for nearly five days between June 25 and June 30. It was a mass casualty event.
It’s important to protect pets from the heat to avoid heatstroke, which can be difficult to treat once it begins, and can be life-threatening
Playing in cold water is a great way to cool off during hot weather. But water can quickly become dangerous.
Drink water, stay in the shade, seek out cool spaces and never leave people or pets in a hot car. Find other ways to stay cool and healthy here.
Advice from cooling centers on how to lend a hand or open one of your own
Download posters on how to take care of yourself in extreme heat, available in eight languages. With tips for older adults, children, athletes, outdoor workers and pet owners.
Browse our collection of videos for tips to stay cool and safe during a heat wave.
Details on what to expect at cooling centers, what to consider bringing, and pets.