Metro Well being points warmth advisory for San Antonio space for Juneteenth weekend
SAN ANTONIO – Metro Health has issued a heat warning for the weekend in June as temperatures in the San Antonio area are expected to reach between 97 and 99 degrees and 104 degrees on Monday.
The city of San Antonio will provide cooling centers for those who need a break from the heat. A list of available cooling centers can be found here.
Health officials warn that adults over 65, children under 4, and others with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease, and those who do not have access to air conditioning are at the highest risk of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke during this heat wave.
Warning signs of heat stroke include red, hot, and clammy or dry skin, no sweating, a strong, fast or slow pulse, nausea, confusion, or strange behavior, according to Metro Health.
If a child shows these symptoms, “cool them down quickly with cold water (not an ice bath) and call 911 or another health care provider, according to health officials.”
Local residents are encouraged to stay hydrated and protect themselves from the sun. Also, people should call neighbors and loved ones and check to make sure they are recovering from the heat and are hydrated.
Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. If you see a child or pet in a hot car or on the back of a truck, Metro Health urges you to write down the description of the car and call the police immediately.
If it comes to a pet, call the animal care service at 311.
For more information on how to stay safe in these heat conditions, please visit the Metro Health website here.
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