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19 Jul, 23

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.

Learn the signs of heat-related illness

Follow these Cool Tips to Beat the Heat

Cooling Centers

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:

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.