The Texas Department of State Health Services reminds residents to stay safe during the season of extreme heat. Residents are advised to take proactive measures to defend against heat-related sickness. Hot weather is part of life in Texas. Prolonged or intense heat stress can be fatal to anyone; however, children and people ages 60 and older typically are most at risk.
During heat waves, be mindful of the following heat safety tips:
Another good rule of thumb is to listen to weather forecasts before prolonged work or exercise away from air conditioning, as forecasters often will provide heat warnings. Visit Emergency Management for more information.