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Metro Health Issues Heat Advisory

Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Metro Health Issues Heat Advisory

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Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

 

For questions from the general public, please contact:
COVID-19@sanantonio.gov
COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779

 

SAN ANTONIO (July 8, 2020) - The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) is advising the community of forecasted high temperatures at or above 100 degrees starting later this week and into next week.  
 
The City of San Antonio cooling centers will continue to be open and provide respite from the high temperatures. Cooling centers will observe COVID-19 precautions, including face coverings, screening, sanitation and social distancing guidelines. 
 
Adults over 65, children under 4, and people with existing medical conditions such as heart disease and those without access to air conditioning are at highest risk on days with high temperatures. 
 
Drinking plenty of water and protecting oneself from the sun are critical precautions. Additionally, people should call and check on their neighbors who may be at high risk and ensure access to heat relief and hydration.
 
Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible health effects. Warning signs of heat stroke include: red, hot, and moist or dry skin, no sweating, a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse, nausea, confusion or acting strangely. If a child exhibits any of these signs, cool the child rapidly with cool water (not an ice bath) and call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
 
Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. If you see a child or pet locked in a hot car or in the back of a truck, take action immediately. Jot down the car’s description (including a license plate number). Call the Police Department immediately.  If regarding a pet, call Animal Care Services at 311. Per city ordinance, both Police and Animal Care Officers have the right to break a car’s window if a child or animal is endangered inside a vehicle.                                    
 
Community members can visit the Metro Health or the San Antonio Office of Emergency Management websites for a listing of cooling centers. Residents can also contact the National Weather Service for the most current weather conditions at visit www.weather.gov/sanantonio for current hourly weather. Stay tuned for further notices.
 
 
City of San Antonio Cooling Centers 2020

Site Name Address Phone Zip Code Days and Times
Alicia Trevino Lopez
Senior Center (District 6)
8353
Culebra Rd
210.558.0178 78251 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
Bazan Library 2200
WEST COMMERCE STREET
210.207.9160 78207 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am-5pm
Bob Ross Senior Center 2219
BABCOCK ROAD
210.207.5300 78229 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
Carver Library 3350
COMMERCE STREET EAST
210.207.9180 78220 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am – 5pm
Claude W.
Black/Eastside MSC
2805
East Commerce Street
210.207.5233 78202 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
Collins Garden Library 200
PARK BOULEVARD NORTH
210.207.9120 78204 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am – 5pm
Copernicus
Community Center
5303 Lord Rd. 210.648.1072 78220 Mon – Fri
7:30am – 5:30pm
Cortez Library 2803
HUNTER BOULEVARD
210.207.9130 78224 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am – 5pm
District 2 Senior Center
(Council District 2)
1751
S WW White Rd
210.207.5390 78220 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
District 5 Senior Center
(Council District 5)
2701
S Presa Street
210.207.5270 78210 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
Garza, Gilbert Park 1450 Mira Vista 210.207.7275 78228 Mon – Fri
7:30am –5:30pm
Melendrez
Community Center
5919 W. Commerce 210.207.3235 78237 Mon – Fri
7:30am – 5:30pm
Hamilton
Community Center
10700
NACOGDOCHES ROAD
210.207.3121 78217 Mon – Fri
7:30am – 5:30pm
Johnston Library 6307
SUN VALLEY DRIVE
210.207.9240 78227 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am – 5pm
Miller’s Pond 6175
OLD PEARSALL RD
210.623.2900 78242 Mon – Fri
7:30am –5:30pm
Mission Library 3134 ROOSEVELT 210.207.2704 78214 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am – 5pm
Normoyle Senior Center 700
CULBERSON AVENUE
210.207.5650 78211 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
Northeast Senior Center 4135
Thousand Oaks Dr
210.207.4590 78217 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
Palm Heights
Community Center
1201
WEST MALONE AVENUE
210.207.3099 78225 Mon – Fri
7:30am –5:30pm
Pan American Library 1122 WEST PYRON 210.207.9150 78221 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am – 5pm
Ramirez
Community Center
1011
GILLETTE BOULEVARD
210.921.0681 78224 Mon – Fri
7:30am –5:30pm
Schaefer Library 6322
US Hwy 87 E
210.207.9300 78222 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am – 5pm
South Side Lions
Senior Center
3303
Pecan Valley Dr
210.207.1760 78210 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
Southside Lions
Community Center
3100 HIAWATHA 210.207.3155 78210 Mon – Fri
7:30am –5:30pm
West End Park Senior
Center (Council District 1)
1226
NW 18th Street
210.207.1719 78207 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm
Westfall Library 6111 ROSEDALE 210.207.9220 78201 Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed – Sat
10am – 5pm
Willie M. Cortez
Senior Center
5512
W Military Dr
210.207.5294 78242 Mon – Fri
7am – 5pm

 
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