Douglas County Asks Residents and Visitors to Prepare for Upcoming Heatwave
Posted on 07/11/2023
Douglas County Asks Residents and Visitors to Prepare for Upcoming Heatwave

Douglas County, NV – According to the National Weather Service, dangerously hot temperatures exceeding 100 degrees are expected over the weekend (July 15-16) in Douglas County. The County is offering the following information and resources to help protect the public:

Douglas County would like to advise our residents and visitors to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun during the hottest period of the day, and check up on those relatives and neighbors who are heat vulnerable. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Car interiors in hot weather can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Periods of high heat can cause power outages. Extended outages may impact the community—closing stores, transportation, banks, and gas stations. Please be prepared.

The following locations have air conditioning and can be utilized as a place to cool down during normal business hours. Due to current renovations at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, the gym will be open and the senior center closed. People are welcome to come inside the gym area and cool off during normal business hours.

Douglas County Community and Senior Center (8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday)

1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Kahle Park and Community Center (8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Closed Sundays)

236 NV-207, Stateline, NV 89449

For more information on preparing for high temperatures, visit ready.gov/heat.