Updated for 2021: This map was created of local libraries, community centers, and senior centers that have been identified as cooling stations. Head to any of the locations on the map below during the noted site hours to get some relief from the heat!
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 6 2016 - 3:47pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 27 2015 - 8:56pm
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Written by City of San Antonio on Apr 4 2014 - 3:18pm
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.
Written by Andrew Delgado on May 25 2012 - 5:24pm
In case your melting shoe soles and sticky jeans need a reminder that heat is in full swing in South Texas - In observance of National Heat Awareness Day (May 25, 2012), NOWCastSA and Community First Health Plans want to encourage everyone to gulp down water, take siestas in the shade, and never leave children, pets or elderly people in a parked vehicle.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 6 2011 - 12:11pm
Updated for 2019: Summer months - June through August - inflict considerably high temperatures and humidity in San Antonio. Seniors living in homes without air conditioning or circulating air face a greater risk of heat-related injuries and fatalities during the summer.