Central Texas has no time for SPRING! Bring on the HEAT! It's time for SUMMER! Here are helpful things to know to STAY SAFE & COOL in the ATX HEAT DOME!
Not much for rain chances with triple digit heat back to stay for the 4th of July / weekend and beyond!
Power & Water Outage Reporting / Safety
ERCOT Supply & Demand / Grid Conditions Dashboards
Austin Energy call 512-322-9100 / Text 'Outage' to 287846
Safety Tips during an outage View & report outages
Austin Water call 512-972-1000
Other Austin area power / utility companies
Look before you lock Don't leave people or pets in hot, unattended vehicles
Stay hydrated Drink lots of water and avoid sugary, caffeinated drinks
Dress for the weather Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothingProtect your skin Apply at least SPF 15 sunscreen often.
Stay out of the sun Outdoors find shade and wear a wide-brimmed hat
Work and play safely Avoid high-energy activities especially during the day
Protect your pets Give them plenty of water and shade
Check in on the elderly Access to AC and/or fans. Plus clean drinking water
Know the signs of Heat Exhaustion & Stroke
Pet parent safety tips for their babies to stay safe and cool!
Cap Metro suggests signing up for 'Metro Alerts' to go straight to your phone. Due to the tracks heating up, expect the train to run a bit slower.
The Extreme HEAT adds to the drought. Austin Water has the Austin /Travis County area under Stage 1 Water restrictions (last time was in 2018). Find your watering day. Residential & commercial schedules and other restrictions here.
Ways to Stay Cool:
Austin Museums to Vist for Free
Austin Area Splash Pad
Pools & Splash Pads Find out what pools are open. Lifeguards needed
Top 13 Texas Beaches to Beat the Summer Heat
Best Beaches of 2022 Port A made this list
Movies in the Park (sun goes down)
Paramount Summer Classic Fun Series 2022
Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in Texas (ATX #1 and 5 in the top 20)
APH Water Safety when cooling off in pools and other bodies of water, be water-wise. Learn safety tips to prevent drowning.