Heat Advisory in Effect Today

Cooling Centers to Open

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX—The National Weather Service forecasts that above-average temperatures and an abundance of moisture across South Texas will lead to dangerous heat index values today. A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. with heat index values expected to range up to 110°. High temperatures will continue throughout the weekend, with an expected heat index of 110° - 114°.  

Residents are advised to take precautions when working or spending time outside, as excessive temperatures increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  

In response to the extreme heat, the City of Corpus Christi will make several cooling centers available to the public. The cooling centers will be located throughout the City.

Here are the hours for Friday, May 31:

Senior Centers

Ethel Eyerly Senior Center                             654 Graham Road                              826-2330        (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 

Garden Senior Center                                    5325 Greely Drive                              826-2345        (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Lindale Senior Center                                    3135 Swantner Drive                          826-2340        (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Broadmoor Senior Center                              1651 Tarlton Street                             826-3138        (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Northwest Senior Center                                9725 Up River Road                           826-2320        (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Zavala Senior Center                                      510 Osage Street                               826-3099        (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) 

Public Libraries

La Retama Central Public Library                  805 Comanche Street                         826-7000      (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Ben F. McDonald Public Library                    4044 Greenwood Drive                       826-2356     (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library                    3202 McKinzie Road                          826-2350        (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library              5930 Brockhampton Street                 826-2360 (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Janet F. Harte Public Library                          2629 Waldron Road                            826-2310     (10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Here are the locations and hours for Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday, June 1

  • La Retama Public Central Library, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Ben F. McDonald Public Library, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Owen R. Hopkins Public Library, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Janet F. Harte Public Library, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

  • La Retama Central Library, 1:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.
  • Janet F. Harte Public Library, 1:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.

CCRTA:

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. The return trip is also free. For more information, go to http://www.ccrta.org.

Public Pools and Splash Pads:

Pools and splash pads are recommended as alternative cooling areas. Free admission.

  • All splash pads will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Closed on Monday for Maintenance.
  • Summer pool hours begin June 1 and 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.

Pet Safety:

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.

Water Conservation:

The City remains in Stage Two of the Drought Contingency Plan; residents are reminded to conserve water.

Heat Safety Tips:

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 robertg8@cctexas.com.