APACHE JUNCTION (AP) — The Salvation Army is opening heat relief stations across metro Phoenix as much of the Southwest bakes under extremely high temperatures over the Labor Day weekend.
The National Weather Service issued excessive heat warnings for Phoenix and other desert areas for Friday through Monday evening. Forecasters say highs of 112 degrees to 117 degrees are expected around Phoenix and across the deserts.
The Salvation Army's relief stations are located in Phoenix and multiple suburbs, including Apache Junction, Avondale, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Surprise and Tempe.
The Apache Junction station is located at 605 E. Broadway.
The organization says people needing relief from the heat can visit the stations for indoor cooling and hydration.
The weather service recommends drinking plenty of fluids, limiting outdoor activity, staying indoors in an air-conditioned space and checking on relatives and neighbors.