Dangerous Heat Expected to Continue Until Next Week
Cooling Centers Remain Open Thursday and Friday
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Corpus Christi and most of South Texas from noon until 8:00 p.m. Maximum afternoon heat indices are expected to be 115°F or greater. Values up to 125° are possible today. This temperature trend is expected for several days.
Hot temperatures and high humidity will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
In response to the heat advisory, the City of Corpus Christi has made several cooling centers available to the public.
Please see the list below for facility names, addresses and hours of operation for today and Friday, June 23:
The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority will allow individuals to ride fare-free upon telling their Bus Operator they will travel to the nearest cooling center. For more information, go to http://www.ccrta.org.
Public Pools and Splash Pads:
Public pools and splash pads are recommended as alternative cooling areas for today and Friday.
- All splash pads will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Public pool hours vary by location. For details, go to: https://www-cdn.cctexas.com
Bayfront Park Fountain:
1309 North Shoreline Boulevard, Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Animal Care Services will have officers responding to calls concerning pets left outside in the heat.
Tips for Keeping Pets Safe in Extreme Heat:
- Bring pets inside
- Never leave your pet in a car
- Give your pet extra water
- Protect your pet's paws from hot surfaces
The City remains in Stage One of the Drought Contingency Plan; residents are reminded to conserve water.
Heat Safety Tips
Overall, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Stay cool, drink adequate water, wear cool clothing, and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.
The City also would like to remind everyone about the precautions you can take to reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. 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 moderate sugar.
- Plan a 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 emerge, move to a cooler location, rest for 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 needing help.
For more information on City cooling centers, visit www.cctexas.com/coolingcenters.
For media inquiries, contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or email@example.com.