Cooling centers open in Fort Bend County due to Saturday's Heat Advisory

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Due to the Heat Advisory in effect Saturday for portions of southeast Texas, Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced emergency cooling centers will be provided for residents lacking air-conditioning at home.

The effect goes into effect at noon and is expected to last until 7 p.m. The heat index could hit 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

SEE RELATED STORY: Heat Advisory issued for Saturday

George said public facilities will open and service air-conditioning free of charge through Sunday.

"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 George.

The following locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

George Memorial Library
1001 Golf view Dr.
Richmond, TX 77469

Missouri City Branch Library
1530 Texas Parkway
Missouri City, TX 77489

Albert George Branch Library
9230 Gene Street
Needville, TX 77461

Sienna Branch Library
8411 Sienna Springs Blvd

Missouri City, TX 77459

Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library
8100 FM 359 South
Fulshear, TX 77441

University Branch Library
14010 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Cinco Ranch Branch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Katy, TX 77494

Sugar Land Branch Library
550 Eldridge Rd.
Sugar Land, TX 77478

First Colony Branch Library
2121 Austin Parkway

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Mamie George Branch Library
320 Dulles Avenue
Stafford, TX 77477

Mission Bend Branch Library
8421 Addicks Clodine Rd.
Houston, TX 77083

Mustang Community Center
4521 FM 521 Rd.
Fresno, TX 77545

Landmark Community Center
100 Louisiana St.
Missouri City, TX 77489

Residents can help reduce electric use by setting their thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, turning off lights and pool pumps, avoid using large appliances like ovens, washing machines, and dryers, and turning off and unplug unnecessary electrical items that are not being used.
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