Due to ongoing drought conditions, the North Texas Municipal Water District has issued a call for conservation and reduced water consumption. All water is still safe to drink.
Both Dallas and Rockwall Counties are under a Burn Ban. More info...
Updated 08/08/22 at 9:00 am
In Texas, we experience extreme heat as early as May, and are experiencing above normal temperatures this year.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of heat related illness, so you can help your family and friends.
Heat cramps are often the first sign of other heat related illnesses. Muscle pains or spasms usually occur in the stomach, arms, or legs.
Heat exhaustion occurs when individuals exercise or work in extreme heat, resulting in a mild form of shock.
If you notice signs of heat cramps or heat exhaustion in yourself or someone else, get to a cooler location. Remove any excess clothing and take small sips of water or sport drinks. If symptoms do not improve, contact a healthcare provider.
If you suspect heat stroke, call 9-1-1 or take the person to the hospital immediately.
When your area is in a drought, it is important to conserve water! In order to determine if your area is in a state of drought, take a look at the United States Drought Monitor, updated every Thursday.
Here are some ticks and tricks to conserve water: