Temperatures in the DFW and surrounding areas are supposed to go as low as 0 tonight. Meteorologists say this could be the coldest night in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in 30 years or more. If you could have power and can stay inside in your warm house, then you’re in a better spot than over 4,322,796 customers without power in Texas.
However if you are without power and looking for a safe place to warm up, here are the warming shelters in the area. Remember to drive slowly and use caution and roads are slippery and will ice overnight.
Alvarado Warming Center
We have set up a Warming Station with very limited capacity at the Alvarado Senior Center for those in at risk categories.
This location can also be used for those who have been without power for a few days and may need to recharge phones or devices for communication while home power remains off.
Please note….this is not a shelter or I’m just a hanging out spot. But rather a temporary location to gear up for the next round of challenges.
We are trying to provide help to those in critical phasesat this time.
For more information you may contact:
Councilman Jacob Wheat – (817) 821-9240
City Manager Emile Moline – (817) 240-3382
Ms. Wendy Brown – (817) 240-9098
Arlington Warming Shelter
The City’s Dottie Lynn Recreation Center at 3200 Norwood Lane will be open as an Emergency Warming Station from noon to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 16, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Burleson Warming Station
Open Door Church-301 S Dobson St, Burleson, TX 76028
REMINDER! If you are local without power and in need of a warm place to spend the evening and night, we have a place for you! We have room to accommodate 1000 people! Please bring your own sleeping gear but cots will be provided. If you need a ride, we are partnered with the Jeep Association and they can assist you. Please call 817-935-8723 for a ride. If you need anything else to help get you through this icepocalypse, please call 877-413-0888 and let our teams know! We are available 24/7 to assist your needs! Stay warm and stay safe Texas!
Cedar Hill Warming Shelter
Zula B. Wylie Public Library in Cedar Hill, Texas at 225 Cedar Street opened at 5 p.m. as a temporary warming station for residents who need to get out of the elements and get warm. They plan to provide the warming station through Wednesday, February 17, 8:00 a.m. (subject to change based on needs)
First Baptist Cedar Hill
We will be opening up at 9am for anyone that needs a place to stay warm today. Bring what you need for the day (food, water, etc).
Cleburne Conference Center Warming Shelter
The Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St., remains open as an on-going warming shelter. Those that may need assistance traveling to the center can call police dispatch at 817-645-0972.
Dallas Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD), 650 S Griffin St.
The warming center is a 24-hour intake until noon on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and opens at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15. Residents can access the warming center on Canton Street (pass the guard shack and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters). The warming center is located in Exhibit Hall A. Residents will be provided a chair and table, and should bring in meals for themselves and their family if they are able to. Water, coffee and light snacks will be made available. The warming center is not an overnight shelter and cots will not be provided.
A COVID-19 screening will be required at sign-in. No ID is required. The warming center is set-up for proper social distancing, mask usage is required.
Denton Warming Center
The following facilities are open with access to the sitting area, water, and restrooms. Masks are required; disposable masks and hand sanitizer are available at the door. Please note, the City shifted the emergency station from Denton Civic Center to the MLK Jr. Rec Center and has assisted transporting current guests and their belongings.
MLK Jr. Rec Center (Emergency Station) Update, as of Monday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m
1300 Wilson St. | (940) 349-8575
Currently open 24 hours a day until further notice. Water, snack-type food, and basic sanitary items will be available. Pets are permitted and cots will be provided for overnight guests.
North Lakes Rec Center (Warming Station)
2001 W. Windsor Dr. | (940) 349-8287
Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Open Feb. 13-17.
DeSoto Faith Bible Church
In case you are without electricity and heat and are in need of some place to warm up, the City of DeSoto has opened a shelter in Faith Bible’s gym. There are cots, electricity, heat, security – and you are welcome here! 1437 W Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115
DESOTO RESIDENTS: Due to the need for additional beds and prolonged shelter, the City is moving our overnight shelter to the City’s Recreation Center at 211 E. Pleasant Run Road. We will accept 150 individuals at this new location. The Parks Department is managing the shelter, and we have sufficient cots/beds for 68 people. For this expanded shelter, anyone who needs housing or a warm space can show up at the Recreation Center.
Because we do not have sufficient supplies for everyone, those who come are asked to bring their own sleeping bags, blankets, personal care items, and food. We will have some supplies on hand for those who are unable to bring their own. If anyone has questions about the shelter or available space, they should call (972) 230-9655.
Ennis Warming Shelter
Ennis – Bluebonnet Call Center – 972-695-3524. People will be directed to an appropriate facility when calling this number.
Ferris Warming Station
First Baptist Church in conjunction with the City of Ferris is offering their facility as a warming shelter during this unprecedented weather event. Please note, this is available to anyone in the community and COVID social distancing and mask protocols are mandatory.
There is simply no guarantee that power will remain available with the rolling blackouts, but they have graciously allowed the facility to be utilized while there is.
The Ferris Fire Department will be making occasional stops to check on all patrons of the warming center.
As a reminder, if you have a non-emergency, please contact 972-544-2225.
First Baptist Ferris is located at 304 W 5th St, Ferris, TX 75125. Please go to the Family Life Center Entrance at the corner of 6th and Church Street.
Garland Warming Shelter
The City of Garland is opening two warming centers specifically to assist our most vulnerable Garland residents. We are inviting only senior citizens and families with small children.
Everyone will be screened for COVID and masks must be worn. Due to the large volume of needs throughout our entire community, we cannot currently accommodate pets.
Our warming centers will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 and remain open until further notice. We will have some cots available and a limited amount of snacks and drinks. Bring blankets, non-perishable snacks, bottled waters, phone chargers and any essential medicines or other supplies you might need.
The warming centers are located at:
Holford Recreation Center
2314 Homestead Pl.
Garland, TX 75043
Gale Fields Recreation Center
1701 Dairy Rd.
Garland, TX 75040
The centers combined can accommodate about 250 individuals at a time. We are only inviting our most vulnerable populations – senior citizens age 65+ and families with small children who have no other options to come and go as needed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. No pre-registration is required. These centers are intended for Garland residents.
We are aware of other warming centers or shelters open in Garland:
New Liberty Baptist Church
333 W. Centerville Rd.
Garland, TX 75041
Glenn Heights Warming Shelter
Residents, we are sensitive to the occurrences that have come along with this unprecedented weather event. Staff has worked with local churches to set up warming centers throughout the community.
If you are without power and in need of a warm place, please visit Harvest of Praise (2603 S. Hampton Rd., Glenn Heights, TX, 75154). This location will open today at 4:00 p.m. and will be available to the public 24/7.
In addition, we are asking for donations for the following items to assist neighbors in need that might come to the temporary shelter: Food items, paper plates, towels, bottled water, generators and extension cords. For additional social service resources, please visit https://www.glennheightstx.gov/404/Social-Services
Grand Prairie Warming Shelter
Grand Prairie residents without power are invited to the Ruthe Jackson Center, 3113 S. Carrier Parkway, to warm up. The facility will open at 7 p.m. and remain open 24/7 until weather improves. Masks and social distancing inside the facility will be required. If the facility reaches capacity, visits will be limited to two hours.
- Transportation will not be provided, please drive with caution
- Since we are limited in space, pets will not be allowed in the facility
- No sleeping bags or cots
- Coffee will be provided, residents may bring their own snack
Fort Worth Overnight Shelter
The city of Fort Worth is opening up an overnight shelter for residents who are without power.
Anyone needing the shelter will need to self-transport to the Fort Worth Convention Center and enter through the Houston Street entrance. The location is 1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
COVID -19 screening will take place before entering the building and COVID -19 protocols will be in place.
- Cots will be provided. People should bring their own blankets.
- Food will not be provided.
- Restrooms will be available, but there will not be facilities for showers.
- At the present time we don’t have any way to allow animals into the shelter.
- Parking is the responsibility of each individual. Garages are available on Commerce and Houston Streets.
- The city currently plans on operating the overnight shelter the following hours:
Monday/Tuesday 2/15-2/16 from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Tuesday/Wednesday 2/16-2/17 from 7 p.m.- 7 a.m.
Wednesday/Thursday 2/17-2/18 from 7 p.m.- 7 a.m.
Thursday 2/18 7am CLOSE
- Anyone using the shelter will have to leave in the morning.
Fort Worth Warming Stations
Warming stations will operate from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday.
Worth Heights Community Center
3551 New York Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76110
Notes: Warming center only. No snacks or cots
Handley Meadowbrook Community Center
6201 Beaty St, Fort Worth, TX 76112
Notes: Warming center only. No snacks or cots
Diamond Hill Community Center
1701 NE 36th St, Fort Worth, TX 76106
Notes: Warming center only. No snacks or cots
Mansfield Warming Shelter
WARMING CENTER – The Chris W. Burkett Service Center located at 620 S. Wisteria St. has been opened as a warming center as a temporary location to warm up, get out of the elements, or recharge a device. For information, call 817-728-3609.
Mansfield Activities Center ,106 S. Wisteria St,
We encourage you to bring snacks, chargers and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable. For your safety: masks and social distance are required. Transportation will not be provided. Please drive with caution. We’re sorry but since space is limited, pets will not be allowed in the facility.
There are two additional warming centers now open at these Mansfield churches: St. John’s Lutheran at 1218 E. Debbie Lane, 817-473-4889; and Walnut Ridge (West) in Rendon,
7550 Rendon Bloodworth Road. These centers are not overnight facilities but can provide temporary warming and a place to charge your phone.
Midlothian Warming Shelter
ATTENTION! For emergency purposes, the City of Midlothian is opening a warming shelter at the Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle, tonight at 6:30 p.m. This facility is susceptible to a loss of power. This is a warming center only with no amenities. Bring your blankets and snacks. Pets are NOT allowed. Please observe COVID-19 precautions, wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Ovilla Warming Station
Due to the inclement weather, along with the current power outage, it is unknown when power will be restored. Grace Church of Ovilla located at 519 South Westmoreland Road has opened a warming shelter for citizens in need. They do have cots available they just ask for you to bring your own sheets if possible. COVID precautions will be used and you will be required to have a mask, do a temperature check at the door, and practice social distancing while there. If you need assistance getting to the church or if you have questions regarding the warming shelter, please call 972-617-7262, and dial extension 140, thank you.
Red Oak Warming Station
We understand that a large portion of our community has now been without electricity for an extended period of time. In response, the City of Red Oak has established a 48-hour Warming Shelter in the old ROISD Junior High Gymnasium at 200 Live Oak St.
Residents who have been without power for an hour or more are invited to use this facility to warm up and get relief from the decreasing temperatures. The gym can be accessed from the front doors on the far left of the building entrance.
Roads are covered with snow and ice. If this is your only option, please drive slowly and safely, and prepare your vehicle with jumper cables, car phone charger, bottled water and blankets.
Warming Shelter Guidelines:
- COVID-19 protocols must be followed. Individuals need to stay with family units, abide by social distancing requirements and wear masks.
- Pets are ONLY permitted if in kennels, crates or carriers. Simply being on a leash is not acceptable.
- Residents are encouraged to bring snacks and water.
- Residents may bring pillows, blankets and padded mats in order to get sleep during extended outages.
- There is limited access to power outlets to charge phones or other devices.
Rockwall Warming Station
The Center in Rockwall Open as “Warming Station”
In the midst of below freezing temperatures, some Rockwall residents have been without electricity since the early morning hours. We’re told crews are currently working to restore power, but in the meantime, for those without electricity in their homes, the City of Rockwall has opened The Center (108 E. Washington St.) as a warming station until the power comes back on.
Residents, who are able to travel, are welcome to go to The Center near downtown Rockwall as a refuge. Residents are encouraged to bring a blanket, pillow or other comfort items for the duration.
Please note that the temperatures at The Center are comfortable but not excessively warm. Those without the ability to travel can call 972-771-7740 for assistance.
Waxahachie Bible Church
People have gathered today at Waxahachie Bible Church because they have lost power at their homes or apartment. They are cold and hungry. If you need a warm place to stay tonight, the church is open. Bring a blanket and pillows.
If you have food and can bless people with a dish, please bring it by the church. If you have food that can be shared please do so at this time.