Peoria

With temperatures soaring far beyond 100, Peoria has opened shaded hydration stations around the city.

This week, temperatures are expected to soar near 110.

As another blazing summer is near, heat relief stations are in place.

 The city of Peoria is once again partnering with the Maricopa Association of Governments as part of the Heat Relief Regional Network. Peoria locations opened May 5.

“The Heat Relief Regional Network provides much-needed water and refuge for Valley and Peoria residents,” said Carin Imig, Peoria’s community assistance manager. “We want to make sure we can help those at the greatest risk of heat-related illness during the hot summer months.”

Extreme heat is the No. 1 weather-related cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. July is the deadliest month in Arizona. 

The Heat Relief Regional Network is a regional partnership that creates awareness of the dangers from extreme heat, coordinates resources and provides maps of the heat relief resources for those in need during the summer months. The ultimate goal of the Heat Relief Regional Network is to prevent heat-related deaths among vulnerable populations.

The city has set up the following hydration stations open every day throughout the summer. These stations are self-service, outside city buildings in the shade.

 

Hydration stations: 

•Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson Street, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

•Peoria Main Library, 8463 W. Monroe Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday—Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

•Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.

•Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Avenue, 7:30  a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday—Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

To learn more about the Heat Relief Regional Network, visit azmag.gov/heatrelief.