North Texans Look For Ways To Cool Off During Heat Wave

NORTHERN TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Warmer temperatures are yet to come, but Texans say they are not prepared for the heat.

“It’s hot, hot. The temperature is just, phew,” said Jameya Hughes.

If you’re looking for ways to cool off, splashpads are open in Dallas, McKinney, Weatherford and Carrolton and some people have said they’ll definitely take advantage of them.

Emily Beasley said, “My kids come here. In fact, we probably come here every summer and they have a great time when they’re here. They run through the water and you cool off.”

MedStar historically says this is one of the busiest times of the year. Since the beginning of May, they have treated 23 people suffering from the heat. Thirteen of them were taken to the hospital.

Prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, but they can be avoided.

ERCOT is urging Texans to set their thermostats to 78 degrees and avoid using large appliances between 3pm and 8pm

But that might be easier said than done.

“It’s hot. It’s going to be hard to save energy,” Amanda Tyson said.

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