An excessive heat warning for Maricopa County is in effect

The National Weather Service warning runs through Wednesday, July 16, when temperatures could reach 114 degrees - Scottsdale's Civic Center Library and Vista del Camino Community Center are designated heat refuge and hydration stations.

Residents are encouraged to limit outdoor activity between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and stay hydrated. Never leave children or pets inside vehicles for any length of time.

Two city of Scottsdale facilities are designated heat refuge and hydration stationslinks to external site, offering free bottled water and an indoor place to cool down:

Scottsdale Civic Center Library (3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.)

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Vista del Camino Community Center (7700 E. Roosevelt St.)

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vista del Camino is also a collection site for those who wish to donate bottled water, snacks, and sun protection items.

City of Scottsdale fire stations are also available for those who need to get out of the heat.

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