Beat the heat in Dallas with these safety tips
Like most summers in Texas…IT’S HOT.
Over the next few months, Dallasites will experience their fair share of triple-digit temperatures. With temperatures rising, it’s important to know how to stay safe and cool this summer.
“When outside working or playing, take lots of breaks and find shade,” said Rhonda Simpson, Communications Specialist for the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management. “It’s important that you don’t leave anyone, especially pets or children, in your car.”
You can beat the heat by exercising the following precautions to prevent heat-related illness:
- Find ways to stay in the shade and avoid direct sunlight
Limit outdoor activities between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. which are the hottest hours of the day
- Get in gear by wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing
- Drink lots of water
- Apply high-SPF sunscreen frequently
If you or someone you know needs to escape from the heat, most City of Dallas recreation centers are open to the public during the following hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Additionally, Dallas Library branches are also open to the public during regular business hours. Get the full list of hours of operations here.
For more information on extreme heat, check out the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management web page.
Written by Anastasia Reed