The City of Austin hopes you live summer, safely. Do your part to stay safe in the heat and in the water, and to help your loved ones stay safe too!

Heat Safety Tips

Heat-Related Illness

Heat can be dangerous when you least expect it. Watch for signs of heat illness when you are working or playing outside.

Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke


Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion

Heat Cramps

Signs: Throbbing headache; no sweating; red, hot, dry, skin; nausea or vomiting; rapid strong pulse, dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness; body temp 103˚or higher Signs: Faint or dizzy; excessive sweating; cool, pale, clammy skin; nausea or vomiting; rapid, weak pulse, muscle cramps; heavy sweating, tiredness or weakness; headache; fainting Signs: Heavy sweating during intense exercise; muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms or legs
Actions: Call 9-1-1.Take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives. Actions: Move the person to a cooler location to sip water if fully conscious, loosen clothing, take a cool bath/shower or use cold compresses. If symptoms last longer than one hour or worsen, call 9-1-1. Actions: Stop physical activity; drink water; wait for cramps to go away before you do any more physical activity; move to a cooler location. If cramps last longer than one hour, the person is on a low-sodium diet and/or the person has heart problems, call 9-1-1.

Infants, children, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and people with chronic medical conditions have a higher risk for heat-related illness. Refer to more heat safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By the Numbers 

Heat Information

2019 Austin Public Health Emergency Preparedness Data

Public Cooling Centers

Available Cooling Center Locations. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.


Download a printable flyer on heat safety in English.

Water Safety Tips

When cooling off in pools and other bodies of water, be water-wise. Drowning is fast and silent. No one is drown-proof, but drowning is preventable. Prevent drowning-related incidents and learn water safety tips.

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Download a printable flyer on water safety in English.