If you and your family members need help staying hydrated and cool this summer, The Heat Relief Network (Phoenix) can assist you.

The Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership made up of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), cities, non-profit organizations, faith-based communities and businesses. Every year MAG coordinates assembling a map showing free hydration stations, refuge locations and water donation sites provided by the partners. The goal is to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths among people who are vulnerable to the higher temperatures.

Locations in the North Central area include Terros Health – AIDS Prevention, which has a hydration station and cooling refuge available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 333 E. Indian School Road. Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center offers water and a cooling refuge from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through July 30 at 4040 N. 14th St.

The city of Phoenix recommends that when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning that people exercise indoors and plan outdoor activities during the coolest periods of the day.

Some signs of a heat stroke include a throbbing headache, lack of sweating, a body temperature above 103 degrees, losing consciousness or nausea or vomiting. If you or a loved one shows these symptoms, take action to cool yourself or them off and call 9-1-1.

To find a Heat Relief Network station near you, visit www.phoenix.gov/pio/summer/heat.