Warmer temperatures return this week
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The National Weather Service predicts that rising temperatures and humidity will bring dangerous heat conditions across South Texas mid-week. The most significant heat is expected to occur on Wednesday. Nighttime temperatures won’t provide much relief from the heat.
High temperatures and humidity can increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
The City of Corpus Christi is making La Retama Central Library available to the public as a chill center today from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
La Retama Central Public Library is located at 805 Comanche Street. The phone number is 826-7000.
The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority will allow people to travel for free by notifying their bus operator that they will be going to the nearest cooling center. For more information, visit http://www.ccrta.org.
Parks and recreation facilities
The city pools, wading pools and fountain at Bayfront Park are open with free admission as a cooling alternative. REMARK: All children under the age of eight must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult over the age of 16.
Public swimming pools
Hours of operation vary by location:
- Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive – Firm
- Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway – Open 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road – Firm
- Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive – Firm
- HEB Pool, 1520 Shely Street – Open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Lindale Park Wading Pool, 3133 Swantner Drive, Firm
- Bill Witt Park Splash Pad, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard, Firm
- Manuel Q. Salinas Park Splash Pad, 1354 Airport Road, Firm
Bayfront Park Fountain
1309 North Shore Blvd.
Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Animal care services will have on-call officers for calls regarding animals left outside in the heat.
Tips for protecting pets in extreme heat:
- Bring the animals inside
- Never leave your pet in a car
- Give your pet extra water
- Protect your pet’s paws from hot surfaces
The town remains in Stage 1 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 Lots
fluids, wear cool clothing, and supervise strenuous outdoor activities.
The City would also like to remind everyone of the precautions to take to reduce the 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 beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine, or a lot of sugar.
- Plan strenuous outdoor activities for early morning or evening when it’s cooler.
- Take frequent breaks when working outdoors.
- Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, profuse sweating, nausea, headache and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms begin to appear, move to a cooler location, rest for a few minutes, and slowly drink a cool fluid. Seek immediate medical attention if conditions do not improve and have someone observe you.
- Frequently check on the elderly, the sick, and others who may need help.
For more information on City Cooling Centers, visit www.cctexas.com/coolingcenters.