Top tips to help you beat the heat

Top tips to help you beat the heat

As temperatures continue to rise during the summer months, it is important to remember to keep cool.

It’s important for everyone to take precautionary measures to get out of the heat and avoid heat-related illnesses. Below are our top tips to help you beat the heat.

1 - Visit City of Dallas Beat the Heat Centers:

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m
. Saturday

West Dallas Multipurpose Center
2828 Fish Trap Road
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday

Through a partnership with Reliant Energy, residents can access free entertainment, water and snacks at the Beat the Heat Centers.

All libraries and recreation centers are also open for residents to find temporary relief from the heat.

2 – Avoid drinking coffee and sodas

3 – Keep the lights off and use shades to block the sunlight in your windows at home or work

4 – Limit your time outside and wear loose fitting clothing when outdoors

5 – Make sure the air conditioner is running

6 – Check on elderly neighbors and family

7 – Visit the Salvation Army’s cooling centers:

Carr P. Collins Social Services Center
(Parkland Hospital Area)
5302 Harry Hines Blvd.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Open every day

Oak Cliff
1617 W. Jefferson
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday


Pleasant Grove
8341 Elam Rd.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

If you have to be outside for any amount of time, it’s important to note signs of heat-related illnesses. But most importantly, get out of the heat!

Heat-related illness symptoms include:

  • Easily fatigued
  • Muscle cramps and pain in the legs
  • Agitation and later listlessness in children
  • Dry mouth
  • No tears
  • Sunken soft spots
  • Red skin
  • Fever
  • Disorientation
  • Not sweating
  • Fever above 105 degrees
  • Headaches
  • Convulsions


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