CORPUS CHRISTI: City Cooling Centers Available

Due to recent heat advisories, Nueces County has established “cooling centers”.

Scheduled hours for the following locations: Friday, August 9 thru Wednesday, August 14: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Banquete Community Center Hilltop Community Center

4359 4th Street, Hwy 44 11425 Leopard Street

Banquete, Texas 78339 Corpus Christi, Texas 78410

David Berlanga Community Center Driscoll Community Center

1513 2nd St. 200 East 6th Street

Agua Dulce, TX 78330 Driscoll, Texas 78351

Bishop Community Center

102 West Joyce

Bishop, TX 78343

Nueces County Libraries:

Keach Family Library (Mon.-Thurs. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m; Fri.- Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.

Robstown, Texas 78380

Bishop Library (Monday-Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

115 Ash Street

Bishop, Texas 78343

The City of Corpus Christi would like to remind residents without adequate air conditioning all senior centers and libraries are open to the public and available during normal business hours.

Senior Centers

Ethel Eyerly Senior Center               654 Graham                         826-2330

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (M-F)

Garden Senior Center                       5325 Greely                         826-2345

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M (M-F)

Greenwood Senior Center               4040 Greenwood                 826-1368

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F)

Lindale Senior Center                       3135 Swantner                    826-2340

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F)

Broadmoor Senior Center               1651 Tarlton                       826-3138             

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Mon

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Tues - Fri

Northwest Senior Center                 9725 Up River Road            826-2320

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Mon

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Tues - Fri

Oveal Williams Senior Center          1414 Martin Luther King     826-2305

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Mon - Wed

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Thurs

Closed on Friday

Zavala Activity Center                       510 Osage                           826-3099

7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

Public Libraries

La Retama Central Library               805 Commanche                 826-7055

Sun-Mon: Closed

Tue-Wed: 10 am - 6 pm

Thurs-Sat: 9 am - 6 pm  

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library 5930 Bockhampton            826-2360

Sun: Closed

Mon-Tue: 10 am - 8 pm

Wed:        10am – 9 pm

Thurs-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm 

Ben F. McDonald Public Library       4044 Greenwood                826-2356

Sun: Closed

Mon: 9 am - 8 pm

Tue-Wed: 10 am - 8 pm

Thurs-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

Janet F. Harte Public Library              2629 Waldron                    826-2310

Sun: Closed

Mon-Wed: 10 am - 7 pm

Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm

Fri: 10 am - 6:30 pm

Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library  1230 Carmel                      826-2370

Sun: Closed

Mon-Wed: 10 am - 8 pm

Thur-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library         3202 McKinzie                 826-2350

Sun: Closed

Mon: 10 am - 8 pm

Tue: 10 am - 9 pm

Wed: 10 am - 8 pm

Thur-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

For more information visithttps://www.cctexas.com/detail/corpus-christi-cooling-centers-2019

The City would also like to remind everyone about the precautions you can take to reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:

  • Never leave anyone, including animals, in a closed, parked vehicle. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early mornings or evenings when it’s cooler.
  • Take frequent breaks when working outside.
  • Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, nausea, headaches, and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms begin to emerge move to a cooler location, rest a few minutes and slowly drink a cool liquid. Immediately seek medical attention if conditions do not improve and tell someone to observe you.
  • Frequently check on the elderly, the ill, and others who may need help.

Overall, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention, stay cool, drink plenty of fluids, wear cool clothing and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind when exercising in this heat.

  • Know the symptoms of heat stroke- Heat exhaustion or heat stroke doesn’t just mess with your workout, it can have a serious impact on your health, so it’s important to take precautions. That means being aware of the symptoms and not blowing them off when you notice them. If you start feeling light-headed, have excessive sweating and thirst, a higher than normal heart rate, rapid breathing, headache or nausea, you should stop what you’re doing right away and get in the shade or air-conditioning ASAP.
  • Avoid working out at the hottest time of day- Medical experts advise working out first thing in the morning when it’s cooler, or waiting until evening when temps drop again. The risk for heat injury is high when the temperature is over 80-degrees and the humidity is above 75%, according to Dr.Micah Zuhl. And if it’s hotter than 89-degrees, you may just want to skip your workout.
  • Stay hydrated- There’s more to it than just drinking water. Before working out in the summer heat, it’s important to avoid diuretics like caffeine or alcohol and keep hydrating before, during, and after your sweat sesh.

Source:Men's Health

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