Taylor was issued a heat advisory Tuesday, July 9, that lasted several hours, which inspired the community to cool off in creative ways.
The heat advisory was issued early Tuesday morning, and was in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., which took up most of the afternoon and early evening.
During these advisories, it is suggested to generally stay inside, unless absolutely necessary. It is also suggested to drink lots of fluids. If citizens need to go outside, it is suggested to wear minimal or loose-fitted clothing.
While inside, it is important to find the nearest air conditioner and keep it on. In addition, it’s suggested to avoid strenuous activity and watch out of heat-related sicknesses.
Most affected by these are babies and young children, seniors, and pets. It’s also suggested to not leave pets or babies unattended in a car during the advisory.
The later suggestions were some that seemed more popular among citizens. Murphy Park Pool was a popular place taylorites stopped by to cool off, as the pool had visitors multiple times of the day. The Robinson Park and Heritage Square splash pads also had a few visitors.
The day had a high of 94 degrees, but felt like 105.7 degrees with a heat index of that was valued as high as 101 degrees, according to taylortxwx.net.
The lowest temperature was 74 degrees, and there were also low winds.