D Magazine has posted a helpful online list of warming centers open across DFW. If your power is out, or your pipes have frozen or burst, and you need somewhere to warm up or use the bathroom, there are temporary warming centers open across North Texas. Many locations are offering overnight shelter, and some can even accommodate pets. You will need to bring your own supplies (food, drinking water, blankets) since most facilities have limited resources. These warming centers and shelters will require that you wear a mask, and maintain social distancing. This list is updated regularly as conditions change.
Some of the warming centers are offering transportation. If you know someone who needs help, but can’t access or navigate the internet they can call 2-1-1. Calling 211 will connect them with an operator who can answer their questions, provide useful resources or direct them to agencies that can give them further assistance. Anyone in Texas can call 2-1-1 and they will be directed to programs and services in their local area.
As we cope with this cold weather crisis, please reach out to your neighbors, especially those who are older, or who may have barriers to accessing the warming centers open across DFW. As temperatures rise over the next few days, more people will become aware of burst pipes, flooding, and other damage. We are grateful to D Magazine for compiling and updating these resources to help us weather this crisis.