Corpus Christi Remains Under Heat Advisory
La Retama Central Library Available as a Cooling Center
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Corpus Christi and Nueces County from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. today. Maximum heat indices are expected to reach 114° degrees.
Hot temperatures and high humidity will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside today by drinking plenty of fluids and taking frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
In response to the extreme temperatures, the City of Corpus Christi is making the following facility available to the public to keep cool:
La Retama Central Public Library 805 Comanche Street 826-7000 (Open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority will allow individuals to ride fare-free upon telling their Bus Operator that they'll be traveling to the nearest City facility for cooling. For more information, go to http://www.ccrta.org.
Other Cooling Alternatives
City swimming pools, splash pads, and the Bayfront Park Fountain are open with free admission as a cooling alternative. NOTE: All children under the age of eight must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult age 16+.
Hours of operation vary by location:
- Lindale Park Splash Pad, 3133 Swantner Drive, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Bill Witt Park Splash Pad, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Manuel Q. Salinas Park Splash Pad, 1354 Airport Road, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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 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 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 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 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 media inquiries, contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or email@example.com.