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Help in the Heat

Glendale offers tips to help overcome seasonal heat

Whether you’re a new resident to the Valley or a native, everyone needs to stay alert to the dangers of the high seasonal temperatures. The city of Glendale offers the following tips to stay safe from heat-related illnesses:

  • Do your daily exercise early, as well as yard work and avoid being outside during the hours between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after any outside activity. Stay hydrated.
  • Limit soda, caffeine and alcohol during any outside activity.
  • Wear a hat and apply sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
  • Never leave children or pets inside of an unattended vehicle.
  • Become familiar with the symptoms of heat exhaustion, which includes nausea, general weakness, dizziness, and body cramps. Cooling off, preferably indoors and re-hydrating your body may relieve this condition.
  • Signs and symptoms of heat stroke are hot flushed skin, dizziness, nausea, cramps. Moving to unconsciousness is a much more serious condition and may require immediate medical attention.

Glendale is offering several key facilities during this time of excessive heat as points of refuge and hydration. If the excessive temperatures continue to persist and the requests for assistance become greater at these locations, additional resources will be offered at these city facilities as determined by the city's Department of Emergency Management. The following sites are open during normal business hours for Glendale residents:

  • O’Neil Community, 6448 W. Missouri Ave.
  • Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.
  • Foothills Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
  • Velma Teague Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave

For more information on the city’s response during a “Heat Warning,” call Glendale’s Emergency Management Department at 623-872-5000.

CLICK HERE for a county map of hydration stations and refuge spots.

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Low-Income Families May Be Eligible For Repairs On A/C, Evap Coolers

While Valley temperatures have been below normal, there’s no doubt that higher temperatures are ahead. And as temps go up so does wear and tear on evaporative coolers and home air conditioning units. For high-risk groups, including the elderly and small children, it is critical that these units operate properly.

Thanks to federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the city of Glendale can provide emergency repair assistance to qualified, low-income families and the elderly who are Glendale residents. While the Emergency Home Repair Program covers a variety of needs, some of the most requested and critical calls come in the summer for repairs to existing home cooling units.

The city’s Emergency Home Repair Program utilizes a non-profit partner, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, to provide emergency repair services. Examples of the types of repairs allowed include electrical, mechanical, plumbing and roofing.

To qualify, applicants must own and occupy the residence, and meet income requirements based on family size and program criteria. Funding is limited; repairs are approved on a case-by-case basis depending on the type and severity of the emergency.

“Last year, this critical service provided more than 150 repair visits to Glendale homeowners, many of which were A/C and cooler related,” said Community Revitalization Administrator Gilbert Lopez.

For more information, or to apply for assistance, please call Habitat directly at (623) 583-2417 ext. 108.


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