TranStar Press Release

Press Conference at TranStar to Prevent Heat Injuries

Jun 17th, 2022

Houston TranStar Media Advisory: June 17, 2022

Johnny Humphreys, Texas Heatstroke Task Force, 512-422-7085

Joshua Shideler, Houston TranStar, 713-881-3044

Kelley Murfin, Texas Children’s Hospital, 281-455-2369

Press Conference at TranStar to Prevent Heat Injuries
Wednesday, June 22, at 9:30 am

HOUSTON — With several days of sustained 1000+ temperatures across much of Texas, one child has already died in Houston this year due to heatstroke in a car, and emergency department visits for heat-related illnesses are up. As summer begins, learn what Texans can expect from the weather in the coming weeks and how to prevent heat injuries and deaths.

What: Press Conference at Houston TranStar to Prevent Heat Injuries

Who: Jeff Evans, National Weather Service, Houston/Galveston
Maggi Gunnels, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region 6 Administrator
Dr. Anthony Arredondo, Emergency Department Physician, Texas Children’s Hospital

When: Wednesday, June 22, 9:30 am

Where: Houston TranStar
6922 Katy Rd.
Houston, TX 77024

Visual: Temperature comparison display demonstrating how hot it can get inside a vehicle compared to the outside temperature

Partnerships include: Houston TranStar, Texas Children’s Hospital, Safe Kids Houston, Texas Heatstroke Task Force, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, National Weather Service, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Texas
Depart¬ment of Transportation.

Texas Children’s Hospital physician Dr. Anthony Arredondo, as well as representatives from Houston TranStar and the NHTSA, will be available for interviews in English and Spanish.
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