An excessive heat warning has been issued for Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The National Weather Service expects high temperatures and humidity for the rest of the week. Heat indexes are expected to reach 115°F to 118°F for today. Residents are advised to take the necessary precautions when working or spending time outside.
Extreme temperatures will increase the risk of heat-related illness, 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. Cooling centers will be spread throughout the city.
Here are the match schedules for Monday, August 14:
For business hours for the rest of the week, visit:
Public Libraries: https://www.cctexas.com/library
Senior Centers: www.cctexas.com/seniorcenters
The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority will allow individuals to ride for free when they tell the bus operator they will be traveling to the nearest cooling center. For more information, go to http://www.ccrta.org.
Public swimming pools and splash pads:
Public swimming pools and splash pads are recommended as alternative weekend cooling off areas.
- All spray pads will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays for maintenance.
- Public pools winter schedule: Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive –
- Swimming: Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Entertainment/Swimming: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Recreation/Swimming: Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bayfront Park Fountain:
1309 North Shoreline Avenue, Open daily From 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM
Animal Care Services will have officers responding to calls regarding pets left outside in the heat.
Tips to keep pets safe in extreme heat:
- Bring pets inside
- Never leave your pet in the car
- Give your pet extra water
- Protect your pet’s feet from hot surfaces
The city is still in Phase 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan; Reminding residents to conserve water.
Heat safety tips:
In general, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Stay calm, drink enough water, dress cool, and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.
The city would also like to remind everyone of precautions you can take to reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:
- Never leave anyone, including animals, in a locked, parked vehicle.
- Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks that contain alcohol, caffeine, or moderate sugar.
- Plan a strenuous outdoor activity for the early morning or evening when it is cooler.
- Take frequent breaks when working outside.
- Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, nausea, headache, and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms appear, move to a cooler place, rest for a few minutes, and slowly drink a cool liquid. Seek medical attention immediately if conditions do not improve and have someone monitor you.
- Check on the elderly, sick, and others who need help frequently.
For more information about the city’s cooling centers, visit www.cctexas.com/coolingcenters.
For media inquiries, contact Public Information Officer Brianna Sandoval at 361-826-1655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.