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City Of Renton Senior Activity Center And Renton Community Center Open Extended Hours During The Heat Wave

July 10, 2007

For more information contact:

Terry Higashiyama, Administrator, Community Services Department 425-430-6606
Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director 425-430-7027
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

RENTON:  With temperatures continuing to rise and with an expected peak of 95 on Wednesday, the Renton Community Center at 1715 Maple Valley Highway in Renton, which has air conditioning, is extending its operating hours. It will be open to the public from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. The Renton Senior Activity Center at 211 Burnett Avenue N. in Renton will also extend its operating hours. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Residents are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages with them as they take advantage of the cooler environment of these centers.

City of Renton officials are continuing to monitor the weather conditions and needs of the community and will provide additional support as warranted.  The city is asking citizens to be proactive in planning to stay safe in the heat, and take appropriate measures to protect their personal health, reduce the risk of fire, and prevent criminals from entering their home. Family, friends and neighbors are also urged to check in frequently with elderly residents who may need assistance during the hot weather.