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Cooling centers open in north Snohomish County

Arlington youth splash in the cool mist of a giant shower provided by the Arlington Fire Department. Local residents who missed out July 25-26 can get another chance July 29 at Kent Prairie Elementary School in Arlington. - Kirk Boxleitner
Arlington youth splash in the cool mist of a giant shower provided by the Arlington Fire Department. Local residents who missed out July 25-26 can get another chance July 29 at Kent Prairie Elementary School in Arlington.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

With the forecast predicting temperatures in the mid-90s at least through July 30, cooling centers are opening throughout the county to provide relief.

In Arlington, the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., is opening its air-conditioned doors to the public through July 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The city's council chambers will be open afternoons from 3-5 p.m. through July 30, possibly extending an additional day, depending on temperatures. They are located at 110 E. Third St.

Additionally, the Arlington Fire Department will be showering down local residents with their fire hoses at Kent Prairie Elementary School, 8110 207th St. NE, on July 29 from 1-2 p.m.

Heat Relief for Families in Need

With the temperature today expected to climb into record-breaking territory, Imagine Children’s Museum is opening its doors to families in need. Today, July 29, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., families with young children who are facing financial needs are encouraged to enjoy the Museum’s air conditioned space at no charge.

“People often talk about the impact of heat on the elderly,” said Nancy Johnson, Executive Director of Imagine Children’s Museum, “but it is critical to remember that children also are at a particularly high risk. They are much more susceptible to risk from heat illness and dehydration than healthy adults.”

Imagine Children's Museum is located at 1502 Wall Street in Everett.


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