LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - With triple-digit temperatures in the forecast through the rest of the week, the need to stay cool is growing. It's something which has caught the attention of the Angelina County & Cities Health District.
Officials there are considering the idea of "cooling stations," which would allow people to come inside a designated location and enjoy air conditioning and cool water. While the stations have yet to be implemented, there are places you can go now to cool off.
"The mall, going to the grocery store, going to the public library. Get out of the heat and find yourself a place during the hottest part of the day, which is usually noon to six," said Sharon Shaw, administrator of Angelina County and Cities Health District.
Health officials say in addition to staying cool, you should also drink plenty of fluids. Experts say staying updated on local weather forecasts to plan outside activities may also prove useful.