Washington is likely to break some historic high-temperature records in the coming days. It is important to monitor local forecasts when weather events are occurring so you can be prepared and stay safe. 

When we experience high temperatures for an extended period of time here in western Washington, we can expect to see an increase in; water-related accidents like cold water shock and drownings; increases in heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion, heatstroke, heat-related muscle cramps (most common in the abdomen, back, arms and legs), sunburns, and heat rash. 

A good way to stay safe if you are out enjoying the heat is being able to identify these symptoms in yourself and others and know the actions to take to if you or someone else is experiencing these symptoms and needs help. call 911 immediately if you or someone else is potentially facing a heat stroke. 

For more information on heat-related illness and prevention: 

CDC, Ways to Prevent Heat-Related Illness 

Understanding Cold Water Shock 

Extreme Heat: How to Keep Pets Safe and Comfortable  

-Don’t forget to check on vulnerable family, friends, and neighbors. 

Don’t leave children or pets in vehicles, even with the windows rolled down it still can be dangerously hot. 

-Don’t rely solely on fans to keep you cool. While electric fans might provide some comfort, when temperatures are really hot, they won’t prevent heat-related illness. 


The information below is part of the original blog post. The information has since expired as of July 1, 2021.

Please see our website or social media pages for the most up-to-date information

Kitsap will have cooling centers available hours are subject to change due to the availability of volunteers and additional locations and updates will be added to our website. 

Kitsap Cooling Centers: 

North Kitsap

Poulsbo City Hall 200 Moe St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370 

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

North Point Church 1779 NE Hostmark St, Poulsbo, WA 98370 

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Bremerton/Central Kitsap

Salvation Army 832 6th St, Bremerton, WA 98337 

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (regular operating hours) 

Summit Ave Presbyterian Church 403 S Summit Ave, Bremerton, WA 98312 

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

South Kitsap

Port Orchard Marina 707 Sidney Pkwy, Port Orchard, WA 98366  

Saturday, Sunday, Monday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  At the trailer near the marina.   

Due to rising fire danger, the Kitsap County Fire Marshal is imposing a ban on most outdoor burning starting Saturday, June 26.   

If you do go out to enjoy the heat please stay safe while having fun.