Officials urge residents to seek shade, hydrate regularly and limit outdoor activity as much as possible. Austin Public Health and Williamson County and Cities Health District additionally stated to never leave children and pets in vehicles for any period of time.
The U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio Texas issued an excessive heat warning for today, warning temperatures could range from 102 to 110 degrees. The affected areas include Travis, Williamson, Hays and Comal counties, among others in Central Texas.
"The very hot temperatures will mean more people may get a heat-related illness like heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Learn the symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and what you should do if you get sick," Austin Public Health shared in a Facebook post July 19.
Austin Public Health reports that three children have died from heat stroke in Texas so far this year. Last year, seven children died in Texas due to heat stroke and 42 died due to heat stroke across the United States, according to Austin Public Health.
The National Weather Service expects Monday's temperatures to peak the week-long heat wave in Central Texas. Officials expect Austin's Camp Mabry weather station to record reach record highs Monday.
"Today will be the worst of the heat as temperatures decrease tomorrow," the U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio Texas said in a Facebook post. "But don't get too excited, temperatures will still be running well above normal."