Keeping Yourself Cool in Extreme Summer Heat - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Keeping Yourself Cool in Extreme Summer Heat

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

It was hot outside Friday, and it is only expected to get hotter this weekend -- we're expecting temperatures to reach 100 degrees.

These high temperatures are extremely dangerous for the elderly and for children. So what can you do if you need to stay cool and have no air conditioning?

Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Live with some tips to stay cool this weekend.

The last time we were this hot was back on Oct. 17. On Friday, we hit a heat index of 111 degrees, and tomorrow, the heat index is expected to hit 114 degrees.

Here are some tips to follow that the Health Department has offered.

- Stay out of direct sunlight.

- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Sweet drinks and alcoholic beverages only dehydrate you.

- Use a damp cloth or a cold shower to cool off.

Another problem when the heat gets this stifling is that many families and elderly folks in our area do not have AC units inside their home. If you don't have a fan, the Salvation Army still has some to give away. You can also go to a public library to stay cool during the hottest part of the day.

The biggest tip for everyone is to be careful, and do not leave your kids or your pets in the car during these hot summer days.

To find out about bus schedules so that you can get to the public library or other shelters to keep cool, you can all the Regional Transportation Authority at 361-289-2600. To inquire about fans from the Salvation Army, you can call 361-884-9497 ext. 2.

 

  • Padre Island National Seashore, South Beach Temporarily Closed to Vehicle Traffic

    Padre Island National Seashore, South Beach Temporarily Closed to Vehicle Traffic

    The Padre Island National Seashore will be closing off the area known as South Beach to vehicle traffic beginning at 6:00 PM Tuesday.Early Tuesday the National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Nueces and Kleberg counties from 10:00 PM Tuesday until Wednesday at 12 Noon. Representatives with the Padre Island National Seashore say they are closing off South Beach to traffic during the advisory.Park officials say vehicles will be allowed back on the beach as soon as conditions...More >>
    The Padre Island National Seashore will be closing off the area known as South Beach to vehicle traffic beginning at 6:00 PM Tuesday.Early Tuesday the National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Nueces and Kleberg counties from 10:00 PM Tuesday until Wednesday at 12 Noon. Representatives with the Padre Island National Seashore say they are closing off South Beach to traffic during the advisory.Park officials say vehicles will be allowed back on the beach as soon as conditions...More >>
  • Hours After Arrest Warrant Is Issued, Suspect is Caught

    Hours After Arrest Warrant Is Issued, Suspect is Caught

    Daniel Martinez, 32, has been arrested on Theft and Burglary charges on Tuesday. It was back on August 21 when Corpus Christi police raided a home along the 1700 block of Nile Dr.Early Tuesday morning, police got arrest warrants for Martinez stemming from a raid of a home along the 1700 block of Nile. Hours later, Martinez was pulled over along the 6400 block of Vincent Drive. Police officers recognized Martinez as a wanted person and arrested him. The truck he was driving was taken to the Co...More >>
    Daniel Martinez, 32, has been arrested on Theft and Burglary charges on Tuesday. It was back on August 21 when Corpus Christi police raided a home along the 1700 block of Nile Dr.Early Tuesday morning, police got arrest warrants for Martinez stemming from a raid of a home along the 1700 block of Nile. Hours later, Martinez was pulled over along the 6400 block of Vincent Drive. Police officers recognized Martinez as a wanted person and arrested him. The truck he was driving was taken to the Co...More >>
  • Terror Group Posts "A Second Message to America"

    Terror Group Posts "A Second Message to America"

    (CNN) -- The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.The video also threatens the life of British captive, David Haines.Sotloff speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is "paying the price" for U.S. intervention.The masked ISIS figure in the video speaks to U.S. President Barack Obama, telling him, "Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike...More >>
    (CNN) -- The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.The video also threatens the life of British captive, David Haines.Sotloff speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is "paying the price" for U.S. intervention.The masked ISIS figure in the video speaks to U.S. President Barack Obama, telling him, "Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike...More >>