High Temperatures Expected on the 4th of July

Cooling Centers to Open

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The National Weather Service is forecasting high temperatures in the mid 90’s with heat indices reaching between 110 degrees and 114 degrees over the 4th of July Holiday. Residents are advised to take precautions when working or spending time outside.

Excessive temperatures will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

In response to the situation, the City of Corpus Christi will make several cooling centers available to the public from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. on Tuesday. The cooling centers will be located throughout the city.

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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. 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.

  • All splash pads will be open on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Public pool hours vary by location:

  • Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive – Open 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Lap Swim Only; 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Open Swim.
  • Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway – Open 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (lap swim lanes available)
  • West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • H-E-B Pool, 1520 Shely Street – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., serving hot dogs and popsicles from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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 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 the community about taking precautions to reduce the 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 Senior Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at 361-826-3583 or GabrielaM@cctexas.com.