With spring in the air, temperatures in south Texas can climb high quickly. With winter behind, people are not acclimated yet to deal with high degrees. Temperatures this week have reached above average readings and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) notifies the community to take precautions against increasing heat.
Excessive heat events are common in the San Antonio area and south Texas. These events are public health threats because they often increase the number of daily deaths and nonfatal adverse health outcomes in affected populations.