City Cooling Centers Available
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – People living in South Texas are no stranger to high temperatures and humidity this time of year. The City of Corpus Christi would like to remind residents without adequate air conditioning various senior centers and libraries are open to the public and available during normal business hours.
Ethel Eyerly Senior Center 654 Graham 826-2330
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (M-F)
Garden Senior Center 5325 Greely 826-2345
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M (M-F)
Lindale Senior Center 3135 Swantner 826-2340
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F)
Zavala Activity Center 510 Osage 826-3099
7:30 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. (M-F)
La Retama Central Library 805 Commanche 826-7055
Mon: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Tues – Wed: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Thurs - Fri: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sat: 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Ben F. McDonald Public Library 4044 Greenwood 826-7055
Mon - Wed: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Thurs - Fri: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sat: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Janet F. Harte Public Library 2629 Waldron 826-7055
Mon-Fri: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Sat: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Owen R. Hopkins Public Library 3202 McKinzie 826-7055
Mon - Wed: 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Thur – Fri: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Fri: 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
For more information, visit www.cctexas.com/coolingcenters or call the City’s Customer Service Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489).
Overall, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Stay cool, drink plenty of fluids, wear cool clothing and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.
The City would also like to remind everyone about the precautions you can take to reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:
- Never leave anyone, including animals, in a closed, parked vehicle.
- Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine, or a lot of sugar.
- Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early mornings or evenings when it’s cooler.
- Take frequent breaks when working outside.
- Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, nausea, headaches, and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms begin to emerge, move to a cooler location, rest a few minutes and slowly drink a cool liquid. Immediately seek medical attention if conditions do not improve and tell someone to observe you.
- Frequently check on the elderly, the ill, and others who may need help.