SeaTac Community Center/Senior Center hours extended during heat wave

The SeaTac Community Center/Senior Center hours will be extended during the heat wave this week, the City announced Tuesday, Aug. 1.

The air-conditioned SeaTac Community Center/Senior Center extended hours:

  • Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3, 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Friday, August 4, 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM

The center is located at 13735 – 24th Avenue S., SeaTac (map below); 206.973.4680.

The lobby has tables and chairs, computer games for children, and television.

The National Weather Service has announced an excessive heat watch for this Wednesday thru Friday, August 2-4, with temperatures that will rise into the low to mid 90s. When outside temperatures are very high, the danger for heat-related illnesses rises. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at particularly high risk.

Public Health – Seattle & King County has provided the following public information:

Stay cool:

  • Spend more time in air conditioned places. If you don’t have air conditioning, consider visiting a mall, movie theatre, or other cool public places.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun.
  • Dress in lightweight clothing.
  • Check up on your elderly neighbors and relatives and encourage them to take these precautions, too.

Drink liquids:

  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol and large amounts of sugar because they can actually de-hydrate your body.
  • Have a beverage with you as much as possible, and sip or drink frequently. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

If you go outside:

  • Limit the time you’re in direct sunlight.
  • Do not leave infants, children, people with mobility challenges and pets in a parked car, even with the window rolled down.
  • Avoid or reduce doing activities that are tiring, or take a lot of energy.
  • Do outdoor activities in the cooler morning and evening hours.
  • Avoid sunburn. Use a sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (sun protection factor) rating.

More tips in English, Spanish, Chinese Vietnamese, Russian and Korean are available on our Beat the Heat webpage at

Water safety:

  • Some people turn to local rivers to cool off, but drowning is a real concern. Please use caution and wear a personal flotation device (PFD) on the water. Find deals on affordable lifejackets at:
  • If you want to swim, choose a safer location – visit a local pool or a beach with lifeguards instead.

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