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Via — Hot temperatures have prompted the city of Houston to activate its heat emergency plan Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of southeast Texas through 9 p.m. Thursday because peak feels-like temperatures are expected to reach 108 to 110 degrees between noon and 6 p.m.

“That could get extended,” KPRC Local 2 meteorologist Mary Lee said. “We are talking about some extreme heat.”

The city of Houston issued a heat emergency because the heat index has been 108 degrees or higher for two consecutive days.

The city said it will work with METRO to take people to the Central Library. Arrangements to get there may be made by calling 311. Reliant Energy has also opened several cooling centers to help those who need a place to escape the heat.

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