Spectacular Dettifoss waterfall with a Jökulsárgljúfur canyon in northern Iceland.

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The City of Houston is providing resources for those who need assistance escaping the heat.

  • Acres Homes Multi-Service Center: 6719 W. Montgomery Road
  • Kashmere Multi-Service Center: 4802 Lockwood Drive
  • Southwest Multi-Service Center: 6400 High Star Drive
  • Sunnyside Multi-Service Center: 9314 Cullen Blvd.
  • Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center: 6402 Market
  • Third Ward Multi-Service Center: 3611 Ennis
  • Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center: 4014 Market Street
  • West End Multi-Service Center: 170 Heights Blvd
  • Northeast Multi-Service Center: 9720 Spaulding
  • Magnolia Multi-Service Center: 7037 Capitol St
  • Hiram Clark Multi-Service Center: 3810 West Fuqua
  • Houston Public Library (Downtown): 500 McKinney St.

People without transportation to a designated cooling center can call 311 to request a free ride from METRO.

High-risk groups such as adults age 55 and older, children under the age of five and people with chronic illness are urged to stay inside air-conditioned buildings between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the hottest part of the day.

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