Hot and Dry Conditions Expected Throughout the Coastal Bend This Weekend

Public Health District Provides Tips for Keeping Cool and Staying Safe

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In response to expected high weekend temperatures and heat indices ranging from 105 to 109, the City of Corpus Christi reminds residents to take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of developing heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Temperatures are expected to remain unusually high throughout the weekend but decrease midweek.

The Corpus Christi- Nueces County Public Health District advises:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water
  • Avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine, or sugar
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early mornings or evenings
  • Take frequent breaks when working outside
  • Frequently check on the elderly, the ill, and others vulnerable to the heat
  • Never leave anyone, including animals, in a closed, parked vehicle

“It’s important to pay attention to the signs of heat illness and take steps to prevent a trip to the emergency room,” said Dr. Kim Onufrak, Interim Assistant Health Director.

Signs and symptoms of heat illness include:

  • Dizziness
  • Heavy sweating
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps

If symptoms develop, move to a cool location, rest a few minutes, and slowly drink a cold liquid, preferably water. Seek medical attention if conditions do not improve.

For more information, media representatives can contact Senior Public Information Officer Amy Gazin at 361-826-1655 or email at amyg2@cctexas.com.