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Houston Knows Heat!
When temperatures rise, it is important to measures to keep cool. Houston summers can be brutally hot and humid with the heat index raising to dangerous levels. It is essential to know the resources that are available when the heat becomes uncomfortable. Heat-related illnesses can be life threatening. If Heat Advisories are issued, the City of Houston kicks into gear, activating Houston's Heat Emergency Plan. Cooling centers open and transportation can be made available. Call 311 for more information.
Get out of the heat and seek shelter where air-conditioning is available.
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Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages.
Freeze water bottles overnight for a chilled beverage the next day.
Take a cool shower.
Apply cold compresses.
Use fans to keep the air moving.
Block direct sunlight - use an umbrella if out walking or sitting. Seek shade!
Go to locations where it is cool - malls, movie theaters, libraries, museums, book stores, and other fun locales.
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Heat Related Illnesses
Seek care if needed or call 911 for emergencies!