Heat Advisory in Effect Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 on Thursday. A Heat Advisory is now in effect from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Heat index values are expected to range from 110-112° across the area.

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 Thursday, May 9:

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For hours of operation for the remainder of the week, visit:

Public Libraries: https://www.cctexas.com/library

Senior Centers: www.cctexas.com/seniorcenters

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:

The Corpus Christi Natatorium, Collier Pool and splash pads are recommended as alternative cooling areas.

  • All splash pads will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Closed on Monday for Maintenance.
  • 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.

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.