DALLAS — North Texas is under a winter storm warning through 6 p.m. Thursday. Snow and ice accumulations will be possible.
ERCOT says the power grid should be reliable. We aren't expecting the sort of winter storm we saw last year. Nevertheless, warming centers are opening up in North Texas.
Facilities will help distribute food, blankets and all the necessities. On Wednesday, people helped set up cots inside the Fair Park Automobile Building, which will serve as one of the city of Dallas' warming shelters.
"We’re giving them a cot, a blanket. We will have games, movies, three meals a day," explained Ali Hendrickson, with the Our Calling shelter.
Here is a list of places that will help keep people warm during the next several days.
- Statewide warming centers: The Texas Department of Emergency Management says Texans seeking warming center information, can contact 211. To notify local and state partners of warming center activations, contact your local office of emergency management.
Fair Park's Automobile Building will be a shelter during the winter storm. Doors open at noon Wednesday.
If your organization wants to be a temporary shelter, go to these links to apply. Application: https://bit.ly/3ofthc9 Training Event: https://bit.ly/34oR6qS
City leaders say they will still have their regular warming centers open.
"Residents who need relief from the extreme cold are welcome to visit any Park and Recreation or Library facility during their normal business hours (excluding holidays) for temporary relief from the cold."
Recreational Centers hours vary by location. Go here for more information.
The Salvation Army says in Dallas County, the Garland Corps will offer inclement weather shelter.
Libraries and community centers in Fort Worth can be used as warming stations during normal business hours. Residents should call to check on hours to make sure they're open before going.
Safe Haven of Tarrant County's shelters and hotline are open 24/7. The city of Arlington says, "In the event of significant winter weather in the coming days, services will still be available. If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call the hotline at 1-877-701-7233. http://safehaventc.org"
In Collin County, the Plano Corps and McKinney Corps will offer inclement weather shelter, according to the Salvation Army.
In Denton County, the Lewisville Corps will offer inclement weather shelter, according to the Salvation Army.
Arlington Life Shelter is activating its cold-weather shelter for Wednesday through Sunday.
The Arlington Salvation Army at 712 W. Abram St. is also opening as a warming station.