HOUSTON (FOX 26) - City officials are reminding residents to stay safe during the high temperatures forecasted for the new several days.
They say it is important to stay hydrated, check on vulnerable neighbors and loved ones, limit outdoor activities during the afternoon hours and bring pets inside.
To help people keep cool, several "Beat the Heat" centers are now open across the Houston area. The centers are designed to help people stay cool and reduce electricity use at home. They feature air-conditioned spaces, bottle water, snacks and entertainment.
The program is in its 13th year and is expanding to 11 Houston-area locations with the help of Reliant Energy.
Hours vary by location and people are encouraged to call centers directly for more information.
Acres Homes 6719 W. Montgomery Rd. 832-393-4145
Denver Harbor 6402 Market St. 832-395-0895
Northeast 9720 Spaulding St. 832-395-0470
Sunnyside 9314 Cullen Blvd. 832-395-0069
Magnolia 7037 Capitol St. 832-395-3380
Fifth Ward 4014 Market Street 832-393-3800
Hiram Clark 3810 West Fuqua 832-393-4200
Kashmere 4802 Lockwood 832-393-5503
Southwest 6400 High Star 832-395-9900
Third Ward 3611 Ennis 832-393-4051
West End 170 Heights Blvd. 832-393-5950