Dallas Cooling Stations Help Residents “Beat the Heat”
During an extended heat advisory, temperatures can range between 98 and 105 with heat indexes of 105 – 109. With temperatures in this range, not all Dallas residents have the ability to “Beat the Heat” with temperatures soaring across north Texas.
To address this issue, the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has set up cooling stations at recreation centers within each City district to help provide relief from extreme heat. These cooling stations will provide normal services, air conditioning and limited supplies of water for individuals who come to the stations.
The Salvation Army also provides Cooling Stations in area facilities to help reach as many in need of relief as possible. These facilities also provide individuals with normal services, air conditioning, and water while on site. Water supplies were donated by the American Red Cross.
Preventing heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke is paramount. For those who don’t have regular access to relief from heat, go to the nearest Cooling Station immediately. Visit with OEM online on Twitter at twitter.com/DallasOEM or on Facebook at facebook.com/OEMDallas.