The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory for North Central Texas that will remain in effect through July 14.
Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures up to 105 degrees and heat index values up to 108 are forecast. Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
BEATING THE HEAT
Residents trying to stay cool can visit any public-facing City of Irving facility during regular business hours.
- Irving City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd., is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Irving family aquatic centers, Senter Park Pool and spray parks are open for regular business hours.
- Irving recreation centers and library branches are open.
In addition, the Salvation Army, 250 E. Grauwyler Road, is open as a cooling station Monday through Thursday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. on days the heat index is 100 degrees or more.
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stay in an air-conditioned room
- Stay out of the sun
- Check on relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly
- Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- Take extra precautions when working or spending time outside:
- When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
- To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
- Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
- Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.