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Stay Safe in the Heat!

Updated: Jul 17

From the National Weather Service:


Hydrate. Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you're working or exercising outside.

Educate yourself. Keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current readings (take actions to stay cool and safe when the temperatures hits 85 degrees or the heat index hits 90 degrees). Know the warning signs of a heat illness, and how you can stay cool.

Act quickly when a heat illness is suspected. Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs: cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting.

Take it easy. Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Take hourly breaks in the shade or in air conditioning.

For more information on how to stay safe during extreme weather events, visit their website at

Cooling Stations Available around the Treasure Valley:



Boise City Hall

150 N Capitol Blvd

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm


Corpus Christi House

525 S. Americana Blvd

Hours: Mon-Sat, 8:30 am - 8 pm


Cathedral of the Rockies

717 N. 11th St

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am - 4 pm

Lunch Hours: Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1 pm


Boise Public Library (downtown)

715 S. Capitol Blvd

Hours: Mon-Thur, 10 am - 8 pm, Fri, 10 am - 6 pm

Sat-Sun, 10 am -2 pm


Interfaith Sanctuary

1620 W. River St

Mon-Sun, 8 am - 5 pm (back side)


City Light Home for Women and Children

1404 W Jefferson St

Women and children only. Open indoor access for overnight guests when above 95 degrees.

Hours: Mon-Sun, 9 am - 8 pm

Overnight check-in at 4:30 pm


Garden City Library

6015 N Glenwood St, Garden City

Hours: Mon + Fri, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tues-Thur, 9:30 am - 8 pm, Sat, 10 am - 4 pm


Hays House

7221 Poplar St

24/7 Emergency Youth Shelter (Ages 9-17)


River of Life Men's Shelter

575 S 13th St

Men only, open indoor access to public when above 95 degrees.

Hours: Mon-Sun, 9 am - 4 pm

(Overnight check-in at 4:30 pm)


Treasure Valley YMCA (downtown)

1050 W State St

Hours: Mon-Fri, 5 am- 9 pm

Sat, 7 am - 6pm, Sun, 10 am - 6pm

Free seasonal gym membership. Apply at CATCH, Corpus Christi, Interfaith Sanctuary, or Boise Public Library.



Nampa Public Library Multi-purpose Room

215 12th Ave S (located off the lobby) 

Mon-Thurs, 10 am - 8 pm, Fri, 9 am - 6 pm

Sat, 10 am - 5 pm


Hugh Nichols Public Safety Building In Baker Room

820 2nd Street S (located off the lobby) 

Mon-Sun 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (until further notice)


Nampa City Hall

411 3rd Street S

Mon–Fri, 8 am - 5 pm


Harward Recreation Center

131 Constitution Way

Mon–Fri, 5 am – 10 pm

Sat, 8 am -7 pm

The snack area located off the main lobby has been made available for families only.

Please note this location does not include access to the pool or workout areas.



Caldwell Public Library

1010 Dearborn St

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 10 am - 9 pm, Fri 10 am - 6 pm

Sat, 10 am - 5 pm


Caldwell Idaho Senior Center

1009 Everett St

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 3 pm


Southwest Health District Headquarters (temporary 7/8-7/12)

13307 Miami Ln

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm


For more information concerning these and other resources, visit

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