Exposure to excessive heat can cause illness, injury and death. Approximately 400 people die each year from exposure to heat due to weather conditions, and many more people die from health conditions that are made worse from exposure to excess heat.
Those at highest risk from heat (groups without access to air conditioning for at least a few hours of the day) include A) the elderly, B) socially isolated individuals (homebound, homeless, etc.), C) the physically disabled, D) persons with chronic medical conditions and E) infants.
You can escape the hot summer temperatures by going to indoor locations like libraries, malls, churches, movie theater lobbies and firestations.
Learn about other locations and view the entire 2017 Heat Response Plan that was created by the Tyler Fire Department by clicking the link below.
The Northeast Texas Public Health District serves a vital function for the citizens of Smith County & Northeast Texas.
The organization serves to prevent illness, promote health, and protect the community.