Stay cool this summer

The City of Dallas and other organizations offer cooling centers during the summer to help people stay cool. Dallas residents seeking temporary relief from the heat are encouraged to use any of the City of Dallas public facilities, such as recreation centers and libraries, which are accessible during regular business hours. These centers offer a safe and comfortable environment to stay cool, helping to minimize the use of home electricity during the hottest summer days. Extended Cooling Centers include DART locations.  

Operation hours vary by location; please view the hours here: Dallas Public Library and Dallas Recreation Center.

Assistance for unsheltered individuals can be found through the Office of Homeless Solutions.

The Salvation Army also offers Cooling Stations in local facilities to assist as many people as possible who are in need of relief. 

Seniors can receive a free air conditioner window unit at community Missionary Baptist Church on June 22, register here

Heat Safety and Energy Savings Tips:

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are very real dangers and are 100% preventable when taking precautions during the summer months, especially for the elderly, the very young, and those with chronic illnesses. If you know someone in your family or neighborhood that is vulnerable to heat-related illness, please check on them safely and often. Protect yourself, family members, and others from the effects of high heat and humidity by taking the following precautions. 

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages. 
  • Whether working or playing outdoors, find shade, wear sunscreen, and take lots of breaks.
  • Stay indoors, with air conditioning at 78 or higher if possible to conserve energy. Keeping blinds closed and using fans will also help conserve energy.
  • Cook with a microwave or slow cooker rather than the stove/oven to reduce heat and electrical use. 
  • Conserve energy by using large appliances in off peak hours or not at all. 

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