North Texans seek ways to stay cool during heatwave

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The hottest temperatures are yet to come, but Texans say they’re not ready for the heat.

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

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

Emily Beasley said: “My kids come here. In fact, we probably come here every summer and they have fun when they’re here. They run around in the water and you stay cool.”

MedStar says this is historically 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 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 asks Texans to set their thermostats to 78 degrees and avoid using large appliances between 3 and 8 p.m.

But that might be easier said than done.

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

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