By Ginger Walker
Temperatures in the Houston areas are reaching triple digits. It’s important that everyone is prepared for heat-related dangers. The University of Houston Office of Emergency Management urges people to use the following tips if they find themselves outdoors for prolonged periods of time:
The city of Houston has activated its Heat Plan. Cooling centers across the city have been opened to help the community receive some kind of relief from the soaring temperatures. The air-conditioned public city facilities provide a cool place for residents unable to catch a break from the heat.
Harris County has also issued an alert expressing the current situation and various tips to assist people with heat-related safety.
For more information on preparedness, visit the UH Office of Emergency Management website.