The scorching heat continues as possible monsoons roll in, find resources to keep your family safe

While Arizona’s summer of record-breaking high temperatures and excessive heat warnings continue, we are also expecting to get a break with some rain soon.  Monsoon continues until the end of September, providing some relief with rain, but also posing its own hazards.  

While many Arizonans may know the basics of summer safety like avoiding going outside during the hottest part of the day and drinking plenty of water, they may not be aware of some of the other tools and assistance available that can help them stay safe and cool. 

State and federal programs offer ways to navigate the heat wave with tools for monitoring the impacts of heat on your health, shelter assistance, utility assistance, transportation assistance and more. 

ADHS also offers information on extreme heat, flooding preparations, dust storm safety, what to do during and after a wildfire, and preparing for emergencies.

Statewide resources

  • Arizona 2-1-1 provides assistance  locating and finding transportation to the nearest Heat Relief locations, shelter assistance, and helps identify options for bill payment assistance and  home weatherization and rehabilitation services. 2-1-1 can help connect families to LIHEAP and LIHWAP utility assistance programs.
  • Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that can connect older adults and their families to services including transportation assistance. You can also call Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.
  • Pet Housing Help helps locate temporary housing for pets.

Monsoon safety

  • Monsoon safety  information on staying safe during monsoon weather from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).
    Monsoon awareness information on monsoon awareness and safety from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Utility assistance

Shelter & housing assistance

Outdoor workers

Heat planning

Please use these methods to stay informed throughout the year.

Follow ADHS on Facebook, IG, and Twitter for updates and resources all summer.

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While Arizona’s summer of record-breaking high temperatures and excessive heat warnings continue, we are also expecting to get a break with some rain soon.  Monsoon continues until the end of September, providing some relief with rain, but also posing its own hazards.  

While many Arizonans may know the basics of summer safety like avoiding going outside during the hottest part of the day and drinking plenty of water, they may not be aware of some of the other tools and assistance available that can help them stay safe and cool. 

State and federal programs offer ways to navigate the heat wave with tools for monitoring the impacts of heat on your health, shelter assistance, utility assistance, transportation assistance and more. 

ADHS also offers information on extreme heat, flooding preparations, dust storm safety, what to do during and after a wildfire, and preparing for emergencies.

Statewide resources

  • Arizona 2-1-1 provides assistance  locating and finding transportation to the nearest Heat Relief locations, shelter assistance, and helps identify options for bill payment assistance and  home weatherization and rehabilitation services. 2-1-1 can help connect families to LIHEAP and LIHWAP utility assistance programs.
  • Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that can connect older adults and their families to services including transportation assistance. You can also call Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.
  • Pet Housing Help helps locate temporary housing for pets.

Monsoon safety

  • Monsoon safety  information on staying safe during monsoon weather from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).
    Monsoon awareness information on monsoon awareness and safety from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Utility assistance

Shelter & housing assistance

Outdoor workers

Heat planning

Please use these methods to stay informed throughout the year.

Follow ADHS on Facebook, IG, and Twitter for updates and resources all summer.

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