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Beating the Heat Now a Safety Issue in San Antonio

By September 9, 2011

Project Cool

The year has been a scorcher for the Lone Star State.  Even San Antonio has experienced its share of record-breaking heat advisories, with more triple temperature days in the forecast.   The Metropolitan Health District has a list of 37 cooling stations around the city. They are mostly city libraries and community centers to provide some relief. It is asking everyone, especially children and the elderly, to take advantage of them.
 

Visiting area malls is another option to beat the heat. City officials are also telling people to use San Antonio's Natatorium, which is open year-round. Project Cool, the community free box fan program, is still donating fans through September 16.  This program is for seniors ages 60 and up. Call the United Way's 2-1-1 helpline to make a request.
 

Metro Health is urging people to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activities (especially between 2 and 7 pm) and wear proper sun gear.  It recommends light, loose-fitting clothing, hats, shades and plenty of sunscreen.  You can check the latest weather conditions here or by calling the National Weather Service at 830-606-3617.


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