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Summer Safety Summer Safety

 

Keep your family and friends safe! Review tips to enjoy a smart #PHXSummer

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Boy Swimming

Pool Safety

Keep children under active supervision at all times! Never swim alone and keep a cell phone handy. Maintain a self-closing, self-latching child-resistant gate. Stay close and be alert!

Learn about the city’s 29 pools & swim lessons  Phoenix.gov/Parks/Pools    #SwimPHX

Fireworks

Fireworks Safety

Children should be supervised around fireworks. Have a bucket of water and a hose nearby in case of accidents or fires. Never throw or point fireworks at someone or hold them in your hand. Never try to relight a dud! Leave jumbo fireworks to the professionals.

Check out 4th of July fireworks events at Phoenix.gov/FabPHX4    #FabPHX4

Hikers on mountain

Take a Hike. Do It Right.

Hike early before it heats up. Bring plenty of water and a cell phone, stay on designated trails, dress appropriately, and watch the weather. When it’s hot, leave pets at home.

Phoenix.gov/Parks/Trails    #HikeRight ​

Garbage Truck

Slow Down To Get Around

Be mindful of children out playing and riding bikes. Do not pass vehicles (like garbage trucks) on residential streets until you know it’s safe to do so.    #SlowDown​

Parks Download Summer Safety Flier (PDF)
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Discovering How to Keep PHX Cool!

Phoenix is one of 35 cities participating in the Bloomberg #MayorsChallenge, a nationwide competition to encourage city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. Phoenix is working to become the first #HeatReady city, protecting our residents and economy from the threats of urban heat.

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Be Heat Ready

​Water is Life

To stay hydrated, drink water even when you don’t feel thirsty. The “We’re Cool” campaign offers free water & indoor locations to cool off. To make a large donation of water (or a tax-deductible cash donation) call 602-534-0543.

Shield Yourself

Always carry sunscreen and apply regularly to you and your kids. Also, wearing light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat (or umbrella) will help protect your skin from harmful UV rays.​

Renters' Rights

Everyone has a right to cool air! Phoenix requires landlords to maintain a maximum 82° for units with air conditioning, or 86° for units with evaporative coolers. The city will investigate complaints. Call 602-534-4444.

Streets With Shade

Phoenix is exploring innovative ways to stay cool. Up to 3,000 trees are being planted to increase shade. The city is also researching other ways to make streets and sidewalks cooler by using new construction materials. Download Community Tree Shade Blueprint (PDF)

Tie Up Trash

Please bag and tie your trash before putting it in your container. This helps prevent odors and insects. Remember, don’t overload your container and don’t bag recyclables. Phoenix.gov/PublicWorks/Garbage

Heat SafetyDownload Summer Safety Flier (PDF)
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Monsoon Weather

​Severe Weather

Phoenix experiences a variety of extreme weather conditions, including dust storms (Haboobs), high winds, severe downpours, flash floods, lightning storms, and brush fires. Be prepared. Phoenix.gov/Update

Weather Alerts

Local news outlets and the National Weather Service (@NWSPhoenix) will post weather alerts. Follow them on social media for updates.

Flash Floods

Pay attention to signs that warn of flood areas. Never cross a flooded wash or road. Just six inches of water can wash away most vehicles.

Flood Barriers

Instead of sand bags, residents should consider innovative, water barrier options like self-activating flood barriers. These products are reusable and can be found online or at local hardware stores.​

Storm Cleanup

If your yard is damaged during a storm, take your branches and debris to a city Transfer Station to be composted. Residents can drop off up to one ton of waste for free each month. Phoenix.gov/TransferStations​

Weather UpdateDownload Summer Safety Flier (PDF)

Monsoon Weather

Heat Warnings

Issued by the National Weather Service, this warning means there is a high or very high heat risk. During these times, it is best to remain indoors whenever possible. Additional tips at Phoenix.gov/Heat

Severe Weather

Phoenix experiences a variety of extreme weather conditions, including dust storms (Haboobs), high winds, severe downpours, flash floods, lightning storms, and brush fires. Be prepared. Phoenix.gov/Update

Weather Alerts

Local news outlets and the National Weather Service (@NWSPhoenix) will post weather alerts. Follow them on social media for updates.

Flash Floods

Pay attention to signs that warn of flood areas. Never cross a flooded wash or road. Just six inches of water can wash away most vehicles.

Flood Barriers

Instead of sand bags, residents should consider innovative, water barrier options like self-activating flood barriers. These products are reusable and can be found online or at local hardware stores.

Storm Cleanup

If your yard is damaged during a storm, take your branches and debris to a city Transfer Station to be composted. Residents can drop off up to one ton of waste for free each month. Phoenix.gov/TransferStations

Driving Tips

When driving in a severe storm, pull over if possible and wait it out. If it’s a dust storm, park off the road shoulder and turn your vehicle lights off.

Prepare a Go Kit

Prepare a portable pack that allows you to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. Include food, water, cash, flashlight, batteries, first aid supplies, and medicine.

Be Heat Ready

Water is Life

To stay hydrated, drink water even when you don’t feel thirsty. The “We’re Cool” campaign offers free water & indoor locations to cool off. To make a large donation of water (or a tax-deductible cash donation) call 602-534-0543.

Shield Yourself

Always carry sunscreen and apply regularly to you and your kids. Also, wearing light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat (or umbrella) will help protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Kids & Cars

NEVER leave your child in a parked car, even to run a quick errand. Cracking the window is not enough. Temperatures can reach between 131° and 172° inside a parked car within minutes.

Pet Protection

Keep pets hydrated and in the shade. If you notice heat stress (heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, deep red or purple tongue) bring pets inside. Note: Dogs are not allowed on city hiking trails when it’s 100° or warmer.

Renters' Rights

Everyone has a right to cool air! Phoenix requires landlords to maintain a maximum 82° for units with air conditioning, or 86° for units with evaporative coolers. The city will investigate complaints. Call 602-534-4444.

Streets With Shade

Phoenix is exploring innovative ways to stay cool. Up to 3,000 trees are being planted to increase shade. The city is also researching other ways to make streets and sidewalks cooler by using new construction materials. Download Community Tree Shade Blueprint (PDF)

Tie Up Trash

Please bag and tie your trash before putting it in your container. This helps prevent odors and insects. Remember, don’t overload your container and don’t bag recyclables. Phoenix.gov/PublicWorks/Garbage

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Summer Sun

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bottle of water Drink your water!
sun screen Wear sun screen!
children smiling Don't leave kids in cars!
dog Protect your pets!
building Renters' rights!
trees Streets with shade!
garbage can Tie up trash!
hikers Take a hike. Do it right!
lightning Follow @NWSPhoenix!
storm clouds Storms come quickly!
flooded road Don't drive into flooded roads!
fload barriers Flood barriers are easier than sand!
cutting up fallen tree Clean up after the storm!
dust storm Pull over and wait it out!
go kit Create a GoKit!

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