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Temperatures are expected to reach up to 114 degrees this week and the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch from Wednesday morning through the evening of Monday, June 13. This is the perfect time to remind our community that the City of Surprise is a Heat Relief Network Partner, providing hydration stations and indoor shelters for those who need a place to cool off during the hot months. of summer.
The Heat Relief Network is a support network of service providers, faith groups, municipalities, businesses and caring citizens who come together to help those in need. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is coordinating the mapping of chill locations and donation collection sites, which will run through September.
Designated stations provide indoor refuge from the heat during the day, as well as drinking fountains or bottled water. One of these hydration stations is located at the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W Bell Road Building A Suite 124.
Chill Centers can be found in the following Surprise locations:
- Surprise Resource Center – 12425 W. Bell Rd., Building A, Suite 124
- Hollyhock Library – 15844 N. Hollyhock St.
- Northwest Regional Library – 16089 N. Bullard Ave.
- Asante Library – 16755 W. Vereda Solana Dr.
- The Salvation Army Sun Cities Valley Corps – 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd.
You can help those in need by donating bottled water to the Surprise Resource Center or the Salvation Army.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die in the United States from heat than from all other natural disasters combined.
For heat-related warning signs and what to do if you or a loved one has symptoms, please visit: cdc.gov/disasters.
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