Great news for citizens of Richland who need to escape the triple-digit heat!

The City has opened numerous locations for people to escape the hot temperatures. You can visit places like the library to community pools, City Hall, and the Community Center.

The City of Richland has posted a listing of available locations for people to stay cool in on their Facebook page.

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An excessive heat warning remains in effect through Thursday.

Credit: National Weather Service-Pendleton.

Richland Energy Services recommends that if your electricity is out, check the following before you call:

  • Is the whole house out of power?
  • Check your circuit breakers and fuses.
  • Are your neighbors out of power too?
  • Do you see a tree limb on a power line or a line down?
  • Did you hear a loud noise, boom or explosion?

Do NOT call 911 to report a power outage. Watch the video below.

Should you experience a power outage within the City of Richland,

To Report a Power Outage call:

After Hours:
Phone: (509) 943-4428 

During Business Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: (509) 942-7421

When you do call to report the power outage, please give the location, your name, telephone number, and provide a description of the outage you're experiencing.

The Excessive Heat Warning affects the area below.

Credit: Google Maps-National Weather Service.

Drink plenty of fluids, water is good. Stay in air-conditioning if you can. Stay out of the sun. Remember, young children and pets shouldn't be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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