The City of Austin will issue a heat advisory within 12 hours of heat conditions reaching a maximum heat index temperature of 100 degrees for at least two days. Learn to stay safe when it is too hot outside.
Beat the Heat
- "Look before you lock" - Ensure children and pets are not left in vehicles
- Drink more water than usual and avoid sugary beverages
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
- Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 15
- Find shade and wear a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors
- Avoid high-energy activities, especially during the afternoon
- Provide your pets with plenty of water and shade
|Signs: Red, dry, hot skin, no sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness||Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, cramps, nausea, dizziness||Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms or legs|
|Actions: Seek immediate medical help||Actions: Move to a cooler location, lie down, remove clothing, take a cool bath||Actions: Move to a cooler location, remove excess clothing|
Infants, children, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and people with chronic medical conditions have a higher risk for heat-related illness.
By the Numbers
*Data was collected within the span of a year.
2019 Austin Public Health Emergency Preparedness Data
Public Cooling Centers
More information to come.