The Texas Department of State Health Services reminds residents to stay safe during the season of extreme heat. Residents are advised to take proactive measures to defend against heat-related sickness. Hot weather is part of life in Texas. Prolonged or intense heat stress can be fatal to anyone; however, children and people age 60 and older typically are most at risk.
During heat waves, be mindful of the following heat safety tips:
Another good rule of thumb is to listen to weather forecasts before prolonged work or exercise away from air conditioning, as forecasters often will provide heat warnings. Visit CityofIrving.org/Emergency-Management for more information.