Where to Cool off in the Sharpstown/Alief Area the Day after Hurricane Beryl

Where to Cool off in the Sharpstown/Alief Area the Day after Hurricane Beryl
A downed power line and tree limb in Sharpstown on 7/8/24

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The list of available cooling centers (and other resources) has changed as of Wednesday. Click here for the latest article.

As approximately 1.7 million CenterPoint customers in the Houston area remain without power, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Tuesday, 7/9/24, forecasting a heat index of 105.

If your AC is still out, it won’t be a fun day. But the City of Houston and Harris County are opening cooling centers across the city. Here’s where to cool off.

Cooling Centers in Sharpstown

Southwest Multi-Service Center (Official CC)

6400 High Star Dr, 77074

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Operated by the City of Houston

Bayland Community Center (Official CC)

6400 Bissonnet St, 77074

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Operated by Harris County Precinct 4

Cooling Centers in Gulfton/Meyerland Area

St. Philip's United Methodist Church (Unofficial CC*)

5501 Beechnut St, 77096 (@ Beechnut & Renwick)

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (outside of regular hours, call or text 832-422-7137 for help)

*Open to the community, but may not be available as a destination for free 3-1-1 rides.

Cooling Centers in Alief

Alief YMCA (Official CC)

7850 Howell Sugarland Rd, 77083

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cooling Centers in Westchase

YMCA International Services (Official CC)

3110 Hayes Rd, 77082

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

A Little Further Away…

Lakewood Church (Official CC)

3700 Southwest Fwy, 77027

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Struggling with Transportation?

If you don’t have transportation, you can call 3-1-1 to request a free ride to an official cooling center, according to the City of Houston.

Pets are allowed at official cooling centers, but make sure to bring them in a crate or pet carrier.

Drink plenty of water and check on your neighbors.

Here's what's available as of Wednesday:

No Power? Where to Get Cool and Get Food in Southwest Houston: Wed, July 10
As nearly 1.4 million Houston-area CenterPoint customers wait for electricity, the National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory for Houston, forecasting a heat index of 106 on Wednesday. If you’re stuck in Southwest Houston without AC, food, or water, help is available. See below for a list of

Time for a reader poll: who has power back, and who’s still waiting for it? My power and most of south CCT3’s came back on last night, but I’m not sure about the other parts of Sharpstown. I know some of Section 3 was still waiting for power this morning.

~Tyess Korsmo, editor-in-chief