• Office of Emergency Management
    1500 Marilla St.,
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    Phone: (214) 670-4275
    Fax: (214) 670-4677

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    ​Level 2 Heat Advisory

    ​May 31, 2018

     City of Dallas to activate Emergency Heat Plan

    Dallas – This afternoon, the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will activate its Extended Heat Plan for a Level 2 Heat Alert for Thursday through Saturday. A Level 2 Heat Alert means that daytime temperatures are expected to be at or above 100 degrees with night time temperatures being above 80 degrees.

    As a result of this, the City has made the following resources available for all residents and guests – 

    • The Martin Luther King Community Center and West Dallas Multipurpose Center will operate on their normal schedule Thursday and Friday and will have water available for those residents seeking relief from the heat; the MLK Center will be open Saturday as well
    • The Reverchon Park Recreation Center will operate on its normal schedule on Saturday and will have water available for distribution to residents
    • The Salvation Army has graciously donated water that will be distributed to the above centers for those seeking relief from the heat
    • All other City Facilities will operate on their normal schedules and residents or guests seeking relief from the heat may visit any open facility
    • Additional cooling centers operated by the Salvation Army will remain open during their regular operating hours

    It is important for everyone to take appropriate precautions this weekend, including:

    • Stay out of the blazing heat (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    • Drink a lot of water & low-sugar juices
    • Keep shades drawn shut
    • Turn on the air conditioner
    • Keep lights turned low/off
    • Avoid alcoholic beverages
    • Avoid coffee & cola
    • Avoid heavy meals
    • Avoid high physical activity
    • Avoid tight fitting clothing
    • Avoid using fans without air conditioning running






    “We strongly encourage our residents to check-in on each other and recognize the signs of heat related illness.” said Rocky Vaz, Director of OEM. “Any sign of a heat related illness should be addressed immediately by getting out of the elements, hydrating, and resting.”

     Signs of Heat Related Illness can include:

    • Easily fatigued
    • Muscle cramps and pain in the legs
    • Agitation and later listlessness in children
    • Dry mouth
    • No tears
    • Sunken soft spots
    • Red skin
    • Fever
    • Disorientation
    • Not sweating
    • Fever above 105 degrees
    • Headaches
    • Convulsions






    Residents that need additional information or City services during the weekend can contact Dallas 311, OEM at 214-670-4275, or 911 in case of emergency.