City to Open Temporary Cooling Centers
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi will open six locations as temporary cooling centers in anticipation of extremely high temperatures during the early part of next week.
High heat indexes indicate extreme heat as summertime temperatures that are much hotter and/or humid than average. The forecast for next week indicates several days of high temperatures with extreme high heat indexes.
The cooling centers will open on a temporary basis to provide relief from extreme heat. Residents are reminded opening these City facilities is an exception. Senior centers and libraries will not be open for regular activities such as games, exercise, classes, or socializing in groups.
City facilities will adhere to recommendations of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) and the State to avoid the transmission of COVID-19, such as maintaining 6 feet physical distancing, using face masks, along with other best personal-protection practices.
Cooling centers are open to all residents that need a break from the extreme heat. Temperature checks and face coverings will be required to enter the facility. Due to social distancing requirements, there will be limited space per site.
The City will open six locations as temporary cooling centers Monday, June 8th through Wednesday, June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Temporary Cooling Centers
Ethel Eyerly Senior Center 654 Graham 826-2330
Garden Senior Center 5325 Greely 826-2345
Broadmoor Senior Center 1651 Tarlton 826-3138
Oveal Williams Senior Center 1414 Martin Luther King 826-2305
La Retama Central Library 805 Comanche 826-7055
Ben F. McDonald Public Library 4044 Greenwood 826-2356
The following organizations are also providing cooling areas, please contact them for specific hours.
Good Samaritan Rescue Mission (210 S Alameda Street)
Salvation Army (521 Josephine Street)
Mother Teresa Shelter (513 Sam Rankin Avenue)
Metro Ministries (1919 Leopard Street)
Timon’s Ministries (10501 S Padre Island Dr, 78418)
The City would also like to remind everyone about precautions you can take to reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:
Overall, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention; stay cool, drink plenty of fluids, and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.