Update – Heat advisory issued for Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Corpus Christi and Nueces County from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A combination of high temperatures and humidity will lead to dangerous heat index values ​​this afternoon. Maximum afternoon heat indices are expected to be between 110° and 114° degrees.

High temperatures and humidity can increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

The City of Corpus Christi makes La Retama Central Library available to the public as a chill-out center on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The cooling center will be open daily 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.

CCRT

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

With the exception of the Natatorium, five city swimming pools, wading pools and the Bayfront Park Fountain are open with free admission as a cooling alternative. NOTE: All children under the age of eight must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult over the age of 16.

Public Pools Hours of operation vary by location. For more information, visit Recreational Swimming and Lap Swimming – Summer Schedule | City of Corpus Christi (cctexas.com)

Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive – Open 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway – Closed due to Texas Games

West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

HEB swimming pool, 1520, rue Shely – Open from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Splash Pads

Lindale Park Splash Pad, 3133 Swantner Drive, open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bill Witt Park Splash Pad, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard, open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Manuel Q. Salinas Park Splash Pad, 1354 Airport Road, open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bayfront Park Fountain

1309 North Shoreline Boulevard, Open daily 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Animal safety

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

Water conservation

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 plenty of fluids, wear cool clothes, and watch out for strenuous outdoor activities.

The City would also like to remind you 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.