North Texas gets its fair share of extreme heat. With an extended period of extreme heat, there is often high humidity. Young children, the elderly and those who are sick or overweight are more susceptible to extreme temperatures. Read on...
Statewide Hurricane Evacuation Exercise
Irving was among several cities participating in a statewide hurricane evacuation exercise. People posing as evacuees flew from the Gulf Coast and spent the night at Senter Park Recreation Center. The city teamed up with local nonprofit organizations to practice a coordinated disaster response. In addition to hurricanes, Irving’s Office of Emergency Management says the shelter also could be used for local disasters, such as a large fire or tornado.