Houston Activates Heat Plan; Extended Through Monday

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HOUSTON – The National Weather Service has extended the Heat Advisory for Houston until Sunday evening, as high heat indices are expected over the next week. The City of Houston’s Public Health Heat Emergency Plan is currently in effect, and provides for free transportation from METRO to designated Cooling Centers, for Houston residents.

In addition, The Houston Health Department has extended hours for the following Multi-Service Centers on Sunday, August 9th to ensure that an adequate number of facilities are open to serve as Cooling Centers.

The following Multi-Service Centers will be open Sunday from 12:00pm – 7:00pm:

  • Acres Home Multi-Service Center (6719 W Montgomery)
  • Kashmere Multi-Service Center (4802 Lockwood)
  • Third Ward Multi-Service Center (3611 Ennis)
  • Southwest Multi Service Center (6400 High Star)

A full list of air conditioned City facilities and their normal operating times are online at houstontx.gov/emergency.

Residents requiring transportation assistance may contact the Houston 311 Help & Information Line by calling 311 or 713.837.0311

In addition, residents are reminded to take precautions to keep themselves safe in extreme heat.  The Houston Health Department has posted tips for reducing heat-related illnesses at their website, houstonhealth.org.

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