City Hall welcomes community to escape the heat

City Hall opens doors to community to beat the heat

Anyone looking for a little respite from the hot summer weather is welcome to come into the lobby of Sammamish City Hall to cool down during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Additionally, here are a few tips from on how you can keep safe and cool during extreme heat warnings:Find air conditioning.

Avoid strenuous activities.

Watch for heat illness.

Wear light clothing.

Check on family members and neighbors.

Drink plenty of fluids.

Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.

Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.

Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.

Avoid high-energy activities.

Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.

For more information on the City’s Emergency Preparedness program visit, or contact Andrew Stevens, Emergency Manager, at