Fort Bend County opens emergency cooling centers: Here’s where they are, when they’re open

FORT BEND COUNTY – Temperatures are expected to rise and in response, authorities have opened several public facilities located throughout the county to serve as emergency cooling centers.

“I advise Fort Bend County residents to prepare for the intense temperatures, I strongly encourage those who are at high risk, children, and the elderly to stay inside air-conditioned buildings during these high temperatures,” said Fort Bend County Judge KP George.

These centers provide Fort Bend County residents who lack air-conditioning at home with relief from the heat, free of charge. All centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at most sites.

Cooling Centers are as follows:

Fort Bend County Cooling Centers

All branches will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, with the exception of the Mamie George Library (Stafford), the Albert George Library (Needville), and the Bob Lutts/Simonton Branch in Fulshear, they will open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

ALBERT GEORGE BRANCH

9230 Gene Street, Needville, TX 77461

CINCO RANCH BRANCH

2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494

GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1001 Golfview, Richmond, TX 77469

MAMIE GEORGE BRANCH

320 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, TX 77477

MISSOURI CITY BRANCH

1530 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77489

SUGAR LAND BRANCH

550 Eldridge, Sugar Land, TX 77478

BOB LUTTS FULSHEAR/SIMONTON BRANCH

8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, TX 77441

FIRST COLONY BRANCH

2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479

COUNTY LAW LIBRARY

1422 Eugene Heimann Circle Room 20714, Richmond, TX 77469

MISSION BEND BRANCH

8421 Addicks Clodine Road, Houston, TX 77083

SIENNA BRANCH

8411 Sienna Springs Boulevard, Missouri City, TX 77459

UNIVERSITY BRANCH

14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

Fort Bend County residents are urged to help reduce electric use by:

  • Setting their thermostat to 78 degrees or higher
  • Turn off lights and pool pumps and avoid using large appliances like ovens, washing machines, and dryers.
  • Turn off and unplug unnecessary electrical items that are not being used.

The county also reminds all residents to take the following extra precautions during hot weather:

  • Avoid the sun – stay indoors when the heat index is the strongest.
  • Drink plenty of fluids – two to four glasses of water every hour during times of extreme heat.
  • Replace salt and minerals – sweating removes salt and minerals from your body, so replenish these nutrients with low sugar fruit juices or sports drinks during exercise or when working outside.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Pace yourself – reduce physical activity and avoid exercising outdoors during peak heat hours.
  • Wear appropriate clothing – wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors.
  • Stay cool indoors during peak hours – set your air conditioner between 75 degrees to 80 degrees. If you don’t have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and/or visit a county emergency cooling center.
  • Monitor those at high risk – check on elderly neighbors, family members, and friends who do not have air conditioning. Infants and children up to 4 years old.
  • Keep pets indoors – heat also affects your pets, so please keep them indoors. If they will be outside, make sure they have plenty of water and a shaded area to help them keep cool.

We encourage Fort Bend County residents to sign up for FBC Alert, which provides rapid text notification and updates during a major crisis or emergency in the County.

When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management personnel can notify you using this community alert system.


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