Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-related Illness
Our region is experiencing a heat wave, and it’s critical for seniors, young children, and people with disabilities to take precautions. To beat the heat and stay safe in the sun, we have resources to share from our partners at Harris County Public Health to avoid heat-related illness and how to identify the symptoms.
Heat-related illnesses may be a life-threatening emergency. Get medical care immediately or call 9-1-1 while you begin cooling the person down.
Follow these Cool Tips to Beat the Heat
For people who don't have access to air conditioning spaces,there are cooling centers open across Precinct One. The following centers areopen from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday:
- Acres Homes Multi-Service Centers, 6719 W. Montgomery Road Houston, Texas 77091
- Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center, 4014 Market Street, Houston, Texas 77020
- Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center, 3810 W. Fuqua Street, Houston, Texas 77045
- Kashmere Multi-Service Center, 4802 Lockwood Drive, Houston, Texas 77026
- Northeast Multi-Service Center, 9720 Spaulding Street, Houston, Texas 77016
- Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 4410 Reed Road, Houston, Texas 77051
- Third Ward Multi-Service Center, 3611 Ennis Street, Houston, Texas 77004
- West End Multi-Service Center, 170 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77020
In addition to multi-service centers, Houston libraries (except for the downtown location) will function as cooling centers during normal business hours.
People without adequate transportation to a designated cooling center can call 3-1-1 to request a free ride from METRO or zTrip.
Transportation is only to and from the cooling centers; transportation to other locations is unavailable.