CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi has announced cooling centers will be open to the public Thursday, due to extreme heat conditions.
Some of the hours have been extended.
|Ethel Eyerly Senior Center||654 Graham||361-826-2330||9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Broadmoor Senior Center||1651 Tarlton||361-826-3139||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Garden Senior Center||5325 Greely||361-826-2345||8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.|
|Lindale Senior Center||3135 Swantner||361-826-2340||8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Northwest Senior Center||9725 Up River Road||361-826-2321||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Oveal Williams||1414 Martin Luther King||361-826-2306||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Zavala Activity Center||510 Osage||361-826-3099||7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|La Retama Central Library||805 Comanche||361-826-7055||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Ben F. McDonald Public Library||4044 Greenwood||361-826-7055||10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Janet F. Harte Public Library||2629 Waldron||361-826-7055||10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Owen R. Hopkins Public Library||3202 McKinzie||361-826-7055||9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
For more information on the cooling centers visit the city website of call 361-826-CITY (2489).
The city reminds residents to adhere to the Texas Department of State Health Services' advise when it comes to staying safe in the heat:
- Never leave anyone, including animals, in a closed, parked vehicle.
- Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine, or a lot of sugar.
- Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early mornings or evenings when it’s cooler.
- Take frequent breaks when working outside.
- Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, nausea, headaches, and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms begin to emerge, move to a cooler location, rest a few minutes and slowly drink a cool liquid. Immediately seek medical attention if conditions do not improve and tell someone to observe you.
- Frequently check on the elderly, the ill, and others who may need help.