Arizona’s summer continues with record high temperatures and extreme heat warnings, but it’s also expected to bring a break from rain soon. The monsoon lasts until the end of September, and rains soften it somewhat, but also bring danger from the monsoon itself.
While many Arizonas may know summer safety basics like avoiding going outside during the hottest hours of the day and drinking lots of water, there are other things that can help you stay safe and cool. You may not know about tools and assistance.
State and federal programs are providing ways to weather the heat wave with tools to monitor the effects of heat on health, shelter assistance, public works assistance, transportation assistance, and more.
- Arizona 2-1-1 It can also help locate and locate transportation to the nearest heat facility, provide shelter assistance, assist with bill payments, and identify options for home weatherproofing and rehabilitation services. 2-1-1 helps bring families together rehearsal and leafap Public Utility Assistance Program.
- Aged care search is a public service of the US Administration on Aging that can connect seniors and their families to services such as transportation assistance. You can also call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.
- pet housing help Helps find temporary housing for pets.
- monsoon safety Information about staying safe in monsoon weather from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).
Awareness of monsoons Information on monsoon awareness and safety from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Support for public facilities
shelter and housing assistance
Use these methods to stay up to date throughout the year.