Derby Days Extreme Weather Advisory
July 11, 2014 Anne Marie Peacock

Redmond, WA -  City of Redmond officials want to remind citizens to come prepared to enjoy the 74th Annual Derby Days Summer Festival in high heat conditions. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for much of the Puget Sound region throughout the weekend. As you plan for the steady stream of sunshine in Redmond, come prepared for long waits in line, heat and sun exposure and limited shade.

Extreme heat can be very dangerous for anyone but it’s particularly dangerous for the elderly, infants, children, and individuals with chronic health conditions that make them more susceptible to heat stress. During extreme heat periods please increase your consumption of fluids, especially cool water.

There are a few things available at Derby Days to help cool you off; located on the back side of City Hall you can:
• Visit the ‘Think Redmond Picnic Pavilion’ located next to the Maple Tree and cool off in a shaded picnic area;
• Let your children walk through the kids wading pool, or;
• Stand next to a 10-foot mister for a cool, wet breeze;
• Go inside City Hall for a quick break and enjoy the air conditioning.

Remember to: drink water even when you don’t feel thirsty, eat light and healthy meals and dress in loose clothing.

Free parking for Derby Days is available at the City Hall parking garage, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, and Redmond Town Center. A free shuttle runs on Saturday between parking sites only from 9 am – 10:30 pm. For additional information visit