KP George

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

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