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Inclement Weather Resources

2024 Summer Inclement Weather Resources

For the 2024 summer inclement weather season for heat and smoke, Neighborhood and Community Services is partnering with the Tacoma Library, outreach teams (contracted and non-contracted), and volunteers to ensure that unsheltered individuals have access to water and masks, and information about cooling centers and sheltering throughout the City.


Thresholds for Inclement Weather Activations

For 85 degrees or higher and/or Air Quality over 101, the City will supply both unsheltered and sheltered individuals with water and masks depending on need.

For 90 degrees or higher and/or Air Quality over 151, the City will continue to supply resources, open up cooling, and air quality centers for daytime relief and/or possible nighttime relief for smoke.


Places to Stay Cool

The following locations will offer daytime cooling and overnight relief, if needed, during acute inclement weather events:

  • Catholic Community Services’ Nativity House (702 South 14th Street) will provide overflow shelter beds for an additional 80 beds.
  • Valeo Vocation will provide 20 overflow beds for young adults 18-24 years of age at the Beacon Young Adult Shelter (415 South 13th Street).
  • The City will also continue to support the library system with water on inclement weather days. Visit the Tacoma Public Library’s page for hours and locations.