Fort Bend County officials have opened several cooling centers as temperatures spike into the 100s this week, and overseers of the state’s power grid ask residents to conserve power.
“We are expecting extremely dangerous heat this week, so we want to advise Fort Bend County residents to expect intense temperatures,” County Judge KP George said.
The centers will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday and are available to residents who don’t have air conditioning at home, according to a news release.
The county’s move comes as officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) have asked residents to conserve energy amid higher-than-typical power generation going offline.
Residents can reduce electricity by setting their thermostats to 78 degrees or higher and turning off and unplugging items when not in use, according to the release.
Here is a list of the county's cooling centers:
George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Dr., Richmond
Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, Missouri City
Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene St., Needville
Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City
Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 539 South, Fulshear
University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land
Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy
Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Rd., Sugar Land
First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land
Mamie George Branch Library, 320 Dulles Ave., Stafford
Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Rd., Houston
Mustang Community Center, 4521 FM 521, Fresno
Landmark Community Center, 100 Louisiana St., Missouri City