Wilsonville's guide to staying cool amidst heat wave
There are a number of resources available to stay cool in Wilsonville as afternoon high temperatures forecast near 100 degrees during the week of July 25-29.
As the temperatures greatly increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, children younger than 4 years old, individuals 65 years of age or older and people who are cosidered obese should be especially cautious.
The Wilsonville Library, located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, is an excellent place to cool down during the day's hottest hours.
Wilsonville Public Library Hours:
Monday, July 25 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 28 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, July 29 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Water features that could serve as a cooling method include the fountains at both Town Center Park and Murase Plaza. Both will be in operation 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
The city recommends avoiding prolonged exposure to the heat as well as frequent hydration and sunscreen usage.
To learn about additional safety precautions and more details on heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses, visit Wilsonville's Extreme Weather Resource Guide here.
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